Bank Square Books presents an open house book signing with former Stonington Police Chief Carl Johnson, author of Big Papi and the Kids.
Relive the excitement that marked David Ortiz's last season and the evolution of the young Red Sox team into the American League Eastern Division Champions with this book that chronicles that entire season. Follow the Red Sox, game by game, trade by trade and thrill by thrill, through one of the most exciting seasons in their history, as the newest baseball dynasty evolved.
Mr. Johnson, who formerly served as Police Chief in Mystic/Stonington, will also have copies of his popular book ' FROM BEER TO BEARDS, BOSTON BASEBALL'S 2011-2013 ROLLER COASTER RIDE ' and the first two volumes of his series 'THE BASEBALL BUFF'S BATHROOM BOOK' available.
One reviewer called 'From Beer To Beards' ' A MUST READ FOR RED SOX FANS' and ' a book that is nearly impossible to put down' and 'ONE OF THE BEST BASEBALL BOOKS I HAVE EVER READ'. Award winning mystery writer, kate flora, says of 'FROM BEER TO BEARDS'
' New Englanders' relationship with the Red Sox is like a crazy romance – up and down, on and off, with raised pulses and dashed hopes, and Carl Johnson captures it vividly in this chronicle of the years from 2011 to 2013. Sit down, open a beer, and let your beard grow as you relive the ups and downs of your favorite team. '
'THE BASEBALL BUFF'S BATHROOM BOOKS' were hailed as 'ANOTHER GRAND SLAM FOR CARL JOHNSON' by one reviewer and another said they 'CONTAIN ESSAYS CONCERNING VARIOUS BASEBALL SUBJECTS THAT EVERY TRUE FAN WILL BE INTERESTED IN.'
Mr. Johnson writes a column entitled Baseball World, covering the Boston Red Sox, for the Biddeford, Maine, Journal Tribune. He also manages a blog on major league baseball at baseballworldbjt.com. he has lectured on the history of baseball, teaches classes in baseball at the community college level and is a lifelong student of the game.