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Meeting the Mets: A Quirky History of a Quirky Team
New Book About New York Mets published on Kindle
Contact: Thomas A. Droleskey
Meeting the Mets: A Quirky History of A Quirky Team, volume one of a two-part retrospective on the history of the New York Mets, has been published on Amazon Kindle for $8.00.
A print-on-demand version, which runs 449 pages as a perfect bound, 6x9 soft cover book, may be ordered from Meeting the Mets: A Quirky History of a Quirky Team. The book will be shipped directly from the printer, usually in two to three days after the order is placed. this saves me, Thomas A. Droleskey, from having to order more books and the time and expense of shipping them. Order your books today! Order lots of books today for your family and friends.
Here is a description of the book:
author, Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey, attended over 1600 games at the Polo
Grounds and William A. Shea Municipal Stadium between July 15, 1962, and
July 16, 2002. While he has not attended games since that point for
reasons that are described in the book, he was pretty visible in the
stands as a very unofficial cheerleader for over a quarter of a century,
known as “The Lone Ranger of Shea Stadium.”
Droleskey provides a personal retrospective on the origins of the Mets, highlighting some of
the quirks of a quirky team, including memories of utterly meaningless
games that might put a smile or two on the faces of those who have
followed the team over the years. The books contains lots of
trivia about the Mets and baseball, interspersed with personal many bits
of cultural trivia and history that will capture the reader’s
A vast revision and expansion of his first book on the
Mets, There Is No Cure For This Condition, which was published in 2001,
this book has been methodically researched and documented to assure its
factual accuracy (memory can be a little tricky as the years pass by).
There are also observations concerning the state of baseball and today,
noting changes that have taken place in the past fifty years.
Rabbi Meyer Schiller, who is a reader of this site, had the following to say about Meeting the Mets: A Quirky History of a Quirky Team:
Thomas Droleskey spent many years delighting in the simple pleasures of
baseball, fun and human fellowship as a devoted follower of the New
York Mets. Indeed, his genius in pursuing the aforementioned led him to
assume the unique alter ego of the Lone Ranger of Shea Stadium. Here is
the whole delicious tale related with relish and joy.
book is far more than a baseball fan's affectionate memoir, for it
traces life's happiness to its Ultimate Source, Almighty God. Thus, the
reader will learn of far more than a devotee's view of the Mets. This is a thinly veiled account of one man's deep yearning for faith and truth; a yearning so profound that it finally led him to abandon his personal
field of dreams when its environs proved inhospitable to Divine Truths.
of Belloc's Voyage of the Nona we have here a page turning classic
which uses this world to teach us about Eternity.”
Reviewer James Bemis wrote the following in 2002 about There Is No Cure for This Condition:
always suspected my mad, private passion was singular, a fever raging
within that no one else shared. Hour after hour, I'd study The Sporting
News stats, play board games like Strat-O-Matic, constantly finger my
baseball cards. It's immensely heartening to know that elsewhere in this
gigantic country of ours, there was another kid as fanatical as me -
maybe even more so.
“No book in recent memory captures the sheer
fun of baseball's glory days so well as "There Is No Cure." Droleskey, a self-described "vagabond college professor/writer/speaker/pizza maker/marathon long-distance driver" is
best known to baseball fans as the famed Lone Ranger of Shea Stadium.
His love for both the game's nobility and its quirkiness are absolutely
infectious.” (James Bemis, Review of There is No Cure for this
The late columnist Joseph Sobran wrote:
who really had loved them all along was my friend Tom Droleskey, whose
colorful presence at hundreds of Mets’ games earned him the title “the
Lone Ranger of Shea Stadium.” He has written a funny, charming memoir of
his life as a Mets fan.” (Joseph Sobran, Sobran’s, August 29, 2002.)
fans in particular and baseball fans in general will enjoy reading Meeting the
Mets: A Quirky History of a Quirky Team. And a few fans of the White Sox
might recall Droleskey's two years at old Comiskey Park, which are
recalled with fondness herein.
Hi-Yo, Silver, Away! Let’s Go, Mets!
Links for a two-part, twenty minute promotional video: Part 1 and Part 2