I can’t wait to see your comments on this one. OK, sports fans:
Local authors Jon Chattman, who lives in Mamaroneck and Allie Tarantino and Rich Tarantino who grew up in New Rochelle (Allie teaches at Ward Elementary School there) have written I Love the Red Sox/I Hate the Yankees: Personal Stories About the World’s Greatest/Worst Team, Fans, and Traditions.
The authors will be signing their book at the Barnes & Noble in Stamford on March 17 at noon. Their publicist tells us:
It’s hard to believe, given the Yankees’ success and the jumpers that continue to board the bandwagon throughout the world, but many people hate the Yankees and love the Red Sox.
Finally, there’s a book that will tell you why by taking you inside baseball’s most celebrated rivalry. I Love the Red Sox/I Hate the Yankees captures all the emotions—from adoration to loathing—in a unique flip-book format that bolsters the only right side of the Beantown/Bronx argument.
Full of interesting trivia, hilarious history and inside scoops, I Love the Red Sox/I Hate the Yankees shares the fantastic stories of legendary Red Sox managers and star players, including Ted Williams, Jim Rice and David Ortiz, as well as the numerous villains who have donned the pinstripes over the years. Like two books in one, this completely biased account of the rivalry proclaims the irrefutable reasons to cheer the Red Sox and throws everyone from the Yankees “core four” to their announcing team under the proverbial bus—showing that there really is no fine line between love and hate.
When these two hated rivals go head-to-head, the entire sports world is always watching. I Love the Red Sox/I Hate the Yankees will show you once and for all why you made the right choice.