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Short Video Clip of Candiotti facing the Giants in 1997

Here’s a short clip of Tom Candiotti pitching in 1997, on the Saturday Fox Game of the Week. In that game, Candiotti blanked the Giants through the first seven innings of the Dodgers’ 11-0 victory.

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Time to reflect back on the publication of “A Life of Knuckleballs”…

candiotti coverI’m not one who toots his own horn. I rarely do that. But, in the era of social media and getting your name out there, I suppose it’s become a necessity to do so. After all, if you’ve written a book, you want people to know about it — and these days, it’s essential to use social media and the Internet to promote your works.

So, this brings me to this post today: I can’t believe how fast time has flown, but it’s been nearly five years now since my book about underrated knuckleball pitcher Tom Candiotti, A Life of Knuckleballs, was published by McFarland & Co.

I’m still blown away to see people buying a copy here and there. I mean, I’ve always thought that Candiotti didn’t get the accolades that he deserved in his career. So, to have a book about him published — albeit it a little too late, in my opinion, as it came out 15 years after his retirement — is an amazing thing.

It wasn’t an easy process, to be sure. Having a book published isn’t a simple matter of the writing part. It’s also listening to what the publisher wants. There were many stories that Candiotti told me which I originally included in the manuscript, but the publisher has a word limit and all that, and wanted a lot of those stories excluded in the book.

Perhaps some day I will post those stories that didn’t make it into the book on this website. We shall see.

But it’s been nearly five years since the book came out. Time to pat myself on the back.

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Chatting 1988 Dodgers with GabeRealSports on AM590 The Answer

I had the opportunity to be interviewed on AM590 The Answer (home of the LA Rams) recently by GabeRealSports. The topic, of course, was the 1988 Dodgers.

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Tweets of the Day – Knuckleball style…

Tweets of the day… involving #OTD in Dodgers history and a fan of my Tom Candiotti book!

Here’s the fan Tweet:

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It was in response to my original Tweet regarding Candiotti’s feat on this day in 1993:

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Chatting ’88 Dodgers on TSN1040

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Sorry, no knuckleballs here, but it’s about the 1988 Dodgers book that I wrote. I got a chance to chat with Rob Fai, play-by-play man of the Vancouver Canadians, on his pre-game show about the book:

Now, in regards to the event that I had attended in LA that was referenced in the show, I did run into a knuckleballer. Check this out!

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Charlie Hough, pictured in the white cap, asked me a knuckleball trivia question – but I blew it. Oh well.

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