It was an extremely exciting week for us for multiple reasons! The first few copies of the book showed up Monday! It was emotional and exciting for me to see my name as the author of a book. The book is flat out BEAUTIFUL. The printing and binding are great quality. It’s loaded with great pictures that make it the perfect coffee table book.
Then Tuesday we had the privilege and thrill to visit my idol’s, Willie Mays, suite for me to present him the first copy! I tell you it was an honor and thrilling for me to personally present the first copy of my book to the Say Hey Kid the best player I ever saw play baseball!! Willie then signed a few copied copies for me. One is mine that I will treasure until my last breath and the few others will be auctioned off to benefit the ALS Association at a future event. Check here for more about that event soon.
Willie and his lovely personal assistant, Rene, then left before the game because he was tired. He is 86 now and had had an earlier engagement. But before he left he graciously offered for us to stay in his suite for the game!!! It was unbelievable! Here Lizzy and I were by ourselves in my idol’s suite enjoying the free excellent food and drink while watching the Giants arch rivals the Dodgers. Are you kidding me???? The Giants capped off a memorable night by beating the Dodgers 2-1. Besides the birth of my children it was the biggest thrill of my life to meet my idol and have him graciously offer us his suite … the only thing that would’ve topped it was if Willie had stayed too!!
The next thing that made me emotional in this pinch-me week was seeing my book on sale at the Giants Dugout store. It was surreal seeing my book alongside the other baseball books.
My beautiful wife, Lizzy, and I have been truly blessed this week!