I just wanted to put out a quick reminder that Getting Booked: The Second Chapter of our baseball book club is scheduled for Monday, March 7th at 7:00 PM at Opera Bob’s Public House.

For the uninitiated, Getting Booked is an excuse for baseball fans from around Toronto to put off our social anxieties for one night and meet up under the guise of intelligent discussion about books to drink beer and talk about baseball.

Last month’s get together for Moneyball was wildly successful, both in terms of attendance and participation, and so I expect nothing less from our second engagement.  Adding to the expectation is this month’s book: Dirk Hayhurst’s The Bullpen Gospels.  And if all that isn’t enough for you, Opera Bob’s will be preparing some delicious snacks and as always reasonably priced, locally brewed beer will be available.

If you haven’t had a chance to pick up your copy of this month’s book or you haven’t finished reading it yet, don’t worry.  There are several copies available at book stores around the city and it’s a great, easy read that shouldn’t take much time out of your weekend.

Who: You, me and everyone we know.
What: Getting Booked: The Getting Blanked Baseball Book Club Chapter Two.
Why: Because there’s too much hockey on television, and baseball lends itself more than any other sport to talking about it.
When: Monday, March 7th, 2011 at 7:00 PM EST.
Where: Opera Bob’s Public House, 1112 Dundas Street West (near the corner of Dundas and Ossington).

Comments (18)

  1. Shit, I can’t believe I missed this by a full year!

  2. Parkes, are you planning on continuing Getting Booked through the season? I love the idea but won’t be living in Toronto until the summer.

  3. Whatever happened with the potential for a Skype connection for those of us that don’t have the privilege of living in Toronto?

    • @Jeff Well, I’m incredibly lazy, and the book club in itself is me maxing out my ambition. I’ll see what I can do for the next one, which (tease:) sounds more and more as though the author will be stopping by to participate.

      @Matt_CC No need to apologize. I’d much rather have a mistake used as a joke than simply told that I’m a [Getting Blanked]ing idiot. Good stuff on the book. I’ll see you on Monday.

  4. Ha, sorry Parkes I couldn’t resist. That probably means I am an asshole.

    On another note, I am almost halfway through the book and loving it.

  5. possible lame suggestion – name tags?

  6. Appreciate the effort, Dustin.

    Also, I know I’ve said this a gabillion times (that’s a lot of times…), but if these events were held on a Friday or Saturday night, I would definitely attend. If you’re questioning why I always push for the weekend evenings, it’s because I’m a pretty big deal, and would increase the ‘coolness’ factor of the evening ten-fold.

    I only speak in truths.

    • @James Probably not lame at all. I forget everyone’s name after my fourth drink.

      @Jeff I’m open to switching things up in the summer mayhaps, but the Monday evening ensures I don’t drink too much and make a fool of myself.

  7. It upsets me greatly that I am going to miss this. I’ll be there at the next one if it is in early April.

  8. I don’t live in Toronto anymore, so I probably will never attend one of these, as much as I’d like to, but can I suggest a book? I’m currently bathroom reading “The Baseball Codes.” Not a work of art by any stretch, but it’s about the unwritten rules of baseball (like not stealing with a big lead) and I find fans like discussing and debating when it comes to that stuff. The book has lots of examples of big leaguers and baseball people not even agreeing on what constitutes “the code”.

  9. my guess, Jonah Keri and the Extra 2%

  10. I read this one last month…liked but didn’t love it. Won’t be able to come by Bob’s as it’s the lady’s birthday. Hopefully next time.

    Reading Doug Glanville’s book now by the way…for future consideration. Would be a good one to compare/contrast vs. Gospels.

  11. Oh…and pre-ordered Jonah’s book because I’m a nerd.

  12. Dustin, are you my long lost brother?

    I live in Toronto, have followed the Jays since I was 9 (1985), and am a seasons tickets holder.

  13. i had beef with this book. maybe i’ll show up and spew about it if i’m feeling inadequate about my real life on monday.

    jk: here’s a topic that i think is interesting: DH’s sexuality.

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