In San Francisco Tonight

If you’re in downtown San Francisco tonight, Michael and I will be speaking at the main library, from 6:30-7:30 p.m.

As part of the presentation, we’ll be offering a video look back at the crazy fight between the Padres and Braves in 1984, which Padres infielder Kurt Bevacqua later called “the Desert Storm of baseball fights.” Total damage: six brushback pitches, three hit batters, four bench-clearing incidents, two full-on brawls that nearly spiraled out of control when fans rushed the field, nineteen ejections, five arrests, and a nearly unprecedented clearing of the benches by the umpires.

Plus, we’ll be talking some baseball. Come on down.

– Jason

Airwaves, Appearances

Coming Wednesday: Apperances in Person and Online

If you’re in the Bay Area, I’ll be doing a reading with Dan Fost, author of Giants Past & Present, Wednesday, May 19, at Books Inc. in Palo Alto. (7 p.m.; Town & Country Village, 855 El Camino Real) Come join the festivities.

Those who can’t make it can hear me online 10 hours earlier, at Baseball Digest’s BD Live program with Jay Ferraro, starting at 8:50 a.m. PST. Judging by the fact that they’re giving out a phone number (646-727-2874), we might even be taking calls.

– Jason