WHAT A WEEK !!!……………

This was a real great week.  Thursday morning, I was on the Preston & Steve Show, on WMMR 93.3 to talk about the book, and promote Saturday & Sunday’s signings. Saturday(9/17) was a signing I’ll always remember. I was signing at Citizens Bank Park, and the Phils went on to win the N.L. East.  I’d really like to thank the Phillies organization for the opportunity, and all the great fans who stopped by.   Sunday (9/18), was another very special day. The Fall Super Sunday in Media, Pa always draws a fantastic crowd and Sunday was no exception. Again, thank you to everyone for stopping , for a book and talking baseball. I’ve included a  photo in this post you might like…………………….jim

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This should be a fun week….. Thursday morning (15th) I’ll be on the Preston & Steve Show on WMMR, talking about the book, and having a good time. Saturday the 17th, I’ll be doing a book signing at Citizens Bank Park, on the concourse behind section 111 (1st base side), by the Phillies book stand. The Phils play the Cardinals, and I’ll be signing before the game. If you’re at the ballpark, be sure to stop by and say hi. Sunday, the 18th, I’ll be in Media, Pa for Super Sunday from 9AM to 4PM.  I’ll be at 22 W. State St, in front of the Plumstead Inn, with some great Phillies memoribilia, and books to sign. If you’ve ever been to this event, you know how great it is.    Finally, I was out to Arizona over Labor Day, for my son’s wedding. We took along a special friend, on our visit to the Grand Canyon.  I’ve included with this post, a photo of

Jim Gnomey at the Grand Canyon

our friend Jim Gnomey at the Grand Canyon.

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Well it looks like Hurricane Irene has put a crimp in the weekend schedule.  The Sunday game has been moved up to a Saturday day/night doubleheader.  This past week was absolutely beautiful at the ballpark, and I’d like to share a couple photos of the park from where I was working this week.  I love my job !!     If you get down to the park look for my book at the Phillies news

stands  located around the ballpark, or ask for it at the Majestic Clubhouse Store on the third base side.

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It was another great week at the ballpark!! We started a little shaky last Sunday, with the rainout ( which was rescheduled as a day-night doubleheader on Sept 20th ), but that gave me a chance to spend the day with my friends at the Tug McGraw Foundation’s benefit.

Thanks to everyone who came out on a rainy Sunday, to support such a great organization.  Monday was an off day for the “Fightin’s”, but we picked up Tues against the D’Backs.  Tuesday was also the dedication of the Harry Kalas statue.  I got a chance to meet Larry Nolan, the sculptor a couple weeks ago.  I think it’s ironic that a really great guy did a statue of a really great guy ??  I posted a couple photos here, including one of a really fantastic sunset after the dedication.  Perhaps Harry’s way of saying thanks to the fans? Meet me at the Harry statue……..jim d.

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The Week That Was………………….

This has been a crazy, but really great week. Last Saturday I was with my friends at AB Sports @ Concord Mall in Delaware. I got to meet a lot of Phillies and Whitey fans from the first state. Wednesday evening, I was in Media, Pa signing for all the people who came out to support the Media Youth Center. It was a beautiful night, and a great crowd ! Thanks to everyone. Yesterday, I was with the fantastic Poppel family, at their baseball show in Fairless Hills. After all these years, there’s still no one who does it better promoting a show, than Neil, Eric and Adam. Finally, after the Phillies game was rained out, I got to attend the annual Tug McGraw Foundation event at the Plumstead in Media, Pa. Another great crowd for a great cause. Chuck and Dom, and the whole ” Plum” team are amazing. The Tugger would be very proud. Unfortunately, with today’s rainout at the ballpark, the dedication of the Harry Kalas statue will take place Tues at 6:20 PM. I’ll be there. Stop by and say hi !!………………jim

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Yesterday’s book signing (8/3) for the MEDIA YOUTH CENTER was a rainout.  I had a goal in mind for the MYC, but Ma Nature didn’t cooperate, so I’m going to try again next Weds Aug 10th.  Come out to Bryn Mawr Trust @ 22 W State St in Media, and afterward enjoy “Dining Under The Stars” on State St.  I’ll be starting at 5PM  next Weds under the tent in front of Bryn Mawr Trust. See you there !!!!

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This Saturday August 6th, I’ll be signing books at one of the finest collectible stores in the country AB SPORTS at CONCORD MALL in Delaware(302-478-1993). The guys at AB SPORTS are well respected, and it’s great to be working with them on this book signing.  I’ll be there at 1PM on Saturday, hanging out , and talking baseball, so be sure to stop by.  This past week at the ballpark, I had the chance to meet sculptor Lawrence Nolan.  Larry is the man behind the Harry Kalas statue that will be installed at Citizens Bank Park on Sunday Aug 14th @ 1PM. The team is going to put the statue right by Harry the K’s in left field. How long before the refrain will be “meet me by the Harry statue”?

Jim Donahue and Larry Nolan

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