On Saturday I finished the first draft of the chapter on the 1969 Padres and sent it out for review. It’s 30 pages long (that’s 10,073 if you’re curious… or not). I’d planned to work on the Farm Report chapter on Sunday, but a few other projects needed my attention, so I bailed.
We’re also making good progress on the cover. The basic concept is in place, so now it’s a matter of nailing down the details. And finding a name to stick in the “Foreword by” space.
My top priority over the next three weeks is the Farm Report chapter. We’ll see how motivated I am once I get to Hawai’i. Then again, I usually just sit around and do crosswords when I’m over there, so why not write a book instead?
Pickin’s are slim for this installment…
- On September 14, 1969, the Padres dropped a game at Dodger Stadium, 3-1. All three runs were driven in by new Padres hitting coach Jim Lefebvre.
- The Padres essentially denied San Francisco the NL West title in the season’s final two weeks. Over that stretch, they went 4-2 against the Giants and 0-6 against the Atlanta Braves, who ended up winning the division by three games over — you guessed it — the Giants.
There you have it. I’ll be working some overtime this week so blogging has to take a backseat. I hope you like reruns…