Shea Good-Bye: The Untold Inside Story of the Historic 2008 Season

Shea Good-Bye: The Untold Inside Story of the Historic 2008 Season

by Keith Hernandez, Matthew Silverman
     
 

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To many New Yorkers who came of age in the 1980s as Mets fans, Keith Hernandez is the Mets. Two decades after his last game in a New York uniform, the first captain in Mets history is still with them, literally. He's spent most of the last decade in the broadcast booth at Shea Stadium watching the rise and fall of the club and, just as he did when he played,

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To many New Yorkers who came of age in the 1980s as Mets fans, Keith Hernandez is the Mets. Two decades after his last game in a New York uniform, the first captain in Mets history is still with them, literally. He's spent most of the last decade in the broadcast booth at Shea Stadium watching the rise and fall of the club and, just as he did when he played, calling it as he sees it. Opinionated, funny, urbane, and unafraid to poke holes in the team or himself, Hernandez is a master at relating the unseen game on the field. Shea Good-Bye carries on the high standards of Hernandez's earlier best-selling books. He recalls Shea Stadium both fondly and matter-of-factly in its last year of existence, lamenting the loss of the stadiums he knew, replaced with flashier bandboxes that favor home runs and negate strategy. He looks at the 2008 season and all the hope that arrived with the Johan Santana deal and how much of the optimism went out the window with the team's stumble out of the gate. He speaks frankly on the taint of steroids in the Mitchell Report and how the game has been compromised, as well as the firing of Willie Randolph.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781617490590
Publisher:
Triumph Books
Publication date:
04/01/2009
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
656,219
File size:
257 KB

Meet the Author


Keith Hernandez is a five-time All-Star, 11-time Gold Glove winner, and beloved Mets fan favorite. He led the team in its unforgettable march to a World Series championship in 1986. Now a broadcaster for the team's television network, Hernandez offers his unique perspective on the Mets' 2008 campaign. Matthew Silverman has been a professional writer and editor for more than 20 years. He has authored, coauthored, and edited numerous publications pertaining to baseball, football and sports in general. He lives in High Falls, New York.

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