Join us tonight from 6:00 until 8:30 at Sherlock’s Baker St. Pub (9100 N. Central Expressway, at the northeast corner of Central and Park Lane) for the off-season’s second Newberg Report Book Release Party. Come early if you’d like and get something to eat and drink.
The evening, emceed by the great Chuck Morgan, will kick off with Q&A sessions with Rangers assistant director of player development Jake Krug and prospective managing general partner Chuck Greenberg, followed by a live auction and then a Q&A session with Michael Young. These won’t be scripted sessions. Your questions, their answers.
We’ll have the 2010 Bound Edition for sale, as well as Carson Leslie’s book, “Carry Me.” Carson, as most of you know, passed away three weeks ago at age 17, after a courageous, dignified three-year battle with cancer. To hear from Carson himself and learn more about his book, take a look at this four-minute YouTube video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rYJ7zgJISpM
Carson’s family will be on hand for tonight’s event. All proceeds from the winning auction bids will benefit Wipe Out Kids Cancer, the charity through which Carson and Michael met and became friends.
The auction, presided over by local auctioneer Luther Davis, will include five copies of Carson’s book and five copies of mine, each signed by Young; bats signed by Young, Ian Kinsler, and Josh Hamilton; baseballs signed by Young, Kinsler, Hamilton, Scott Feldman, Neftali Feliz, and Derek Holland; a glove signed by Young; and a batting glove signed by Young. We’ll auction off the 21 items separately.
Young and his wife Cristina Barbosa have committed to make a contribution to Wipe Out Kids Cancer that matches the total of the 21 winning bids.
See you tonight.