Historical Fiction Reflects on the Pre 1979 Sports World Through the Eyes of Three Best Friends

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Dopey Bastid is Lou Saulino’s sequel to “8”, Center Field in New York, 1951-1957

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Dopey Bastid is the sequel to “8” Center Field in New York, 1951- 1957, the historical fiction account of Willie Mays, Mickey Mantle and Duke Snider, as told by three thirteen year old friends in 1957. The ‘best buds’ discuss their baseball idols as they complete a book report in their 8th grade class.

Well, the three friends are now at it again twenty years later. One of the three has become a noted sportswriter for the NY Daily News and decides to compose a sports novel. His two amigos offer their help as the recollections of dumb decisions made by players, managers, owners, and sportswriters are brought to light. The true accounts of such blunders, predominantly in baseball, football, basketball and boxing will have you scratching your head, as you laugh out loud, perhaps shed a tear, and reflect on the meaning of friendship.

Saulino has conveyed the spirit of “8” in Dopey Bastid, as the sequel commences where the original left off, and includes a description of the salient events which concluded that narrative. An intelligently written read, Dopey Bastid perfectly fuses baseball, football and other sports, while reflecting on critical game highlights, associated events and sports statistics. It is guaranteed to fascinate the sports aficionado from teenager to retiree.

The author assures his readers that the designation, “Dopey Bastid”, was selected without any intent to be offensive. He has changed the spelling of the second word of the title for that reason.

“Dopey Bastid is a worthy sequel to “8”. The continuing saga of the three close friends is both amusing and heartwarming. Their descriptions of the foibles of sports personalities will entertain and enlighten even the most dedicated sports fans. The chapters on Ted Williams and on the 1960 World Series are especially terrific. Saulino has done it again.”
Joe Carriero, retired environmental engineer, hitting instructor, and author of How to Hit Slow Pitch Softball.

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About the Author
Lou Saulino is a former Professional Engineering Executive who ventured into writing about sports and his life experiences in 2011. He is also the author of Athlete For Hire, a unique concept of a three team professional sports team owner, seeking to sign a college senior who is proficient in the same three sports, namely, baseball, football and basketball. Lou is a widower and has two adult sons who share his passion for sports.

For more information visit http://www.loucreativeinc.com, view the video of his television interviews at gdata player, or contact Carole(at)b-pr(dot)com

Dopey Bastid * by Louis Saulino
(a sequel to “8” Center Field in New York, 1951-1957)
Publication Date: February 22, 2013
Trade Paperback; $15.99; 251 pages; 978-1-4797-2410-9
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