Long Island author and Red Sox blogger JERRY BEACH will speak about and
sign his new book, Fighting Words: The Media, the Red Sox, and the All-Encompassing Passion for Baseball in Boston.
The first book about the Sox and the media, Fighting Words frames the Red Sox' two World Championship seasons around a historical examination of the Sox and the press, including the emerging alternative media that is embraced by key Sox such as Curt Schilling and owner John Henry.
Beach also chronicles how the Red Sox and reporters alike have been forced to adapt to the 24/7 news cycle as well as how the Sox' two recent world championship teams featured two entirely different--yet equally successful--approaches to dealing with the media and expectations surrounding the team.
Jerry Beach is the former managing editor of Diehard Magazine, where he covered the Red Sox from 2004 through 2007. He currently writes the blog Fighting Words. He lives in Farmingdale.