Heart of the Game

I interrupt this draft-focused blog to switch back to something Minor League-related. Well, I guess it’s more book-related and, truthfully, life-related.

S.L. Price’s new book, “Heart of the Game: Life, Death, and Mercy in Minor Leaguecoolbaugh_book.jpg America”was officially released yesterday. You can order it here and I strongly recommend you do so immediately. It’s one of the best baseball books I’ve read in a long time. As I wrote in my story on MLB.com, it tells the story of Mike Coolbaugh, the longtime Minor League veteran
and new coach who was tragically killed by a foul ball in July 2007. But it goes much deeper than that, into the families, both Coolbaugh’s and Tino Sanchez’s (the one who hit the foul ball) and the hard life of a career in the Minor Leagues.

Over the past couple of years, Mike’s cousin, Cheryl, has run a golf tournament in the San Antonio area — the Mike Coolbaugh Memorial Tournament — to help raise money for Mike’s wife, Mandy, and the three Coolbaugh children. You get to play golf and you can bid on some great sports-related items in an auction they have.

This year’s event is set for Saturday, November 7 at the Tapatio Springs Golf Resort in Boerne, Texas. I’m writing about this now because they are offering a special book release discount. If you register by May 31, your team (4 golfers) will save $200 from last year’s price. It’s only $500 for a team until May 31, so if you want to play golf, have dinner with some great folks (including a bunch of baseball people) and participate in the auction, all while helping a wonderful family, now’s the time to act. So just click on the link above for the tournament to sign up. If you have other questions, or are interested in sponsorship, you can contact Cheryl Coolbaugh directly via email.  

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1 Comment

It is important. Thank you for sharing it with all of us.

Julia
http://werbiefitz.mlblogs.com/

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