Hi Yo Silver, Away! Let’s Go, Mets!The Mets are back at Shea Stadium
Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey brings the early Mets back to life with his book Meeting the Mets:
A Quirky History of a Quirky Team.
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Meeting the Mets | A Quirky History of a Quirky Team
Contact: Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey: MeetingtheMets@gmail.com
Here is what they are saying about Meeting the Mets: A Quirky History of a Quirk Team, by Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey:
Hi Yo Silver, Away! Let’s go, Mets! The Mets are back at old Shea Stadium and the Polo Grounds as Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey brings the early Mets back to life with his book Meeting the Mets, A Quirky History of a Quirky Team. (Lucy, 10 years old)
“Dr. 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.
“Yet, this 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.
“Reminiscent of Belloc's Voyage of the Nona we have here a page turning classic which uses this world to teach us about Eternity.” (Rabbi Mayer Schiller.)
Reviewer James Bemis wrote the following in 2002 about There Is No Cure for This Condition, the book that has been revised and expanded into the current volume:
“I 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 Condition.)
This [Meeting the Mets: A Quirky History of a Quirky Team] is a great blend of baseball facts (mostly about the Mets) and amusing incidents related to the author's many years of attending the Mets' games. This avid fan not only cheered on his beloved team, but entertained the other spectators as "The Lone Ranger of Shea Stadium", complete with mask and cowboy outfit. If you love baseball, you'll love this book.
Anyone can write a book about a winning team. Dr. Droleskey’s most recent book is a affectionate reminiscence about the New York Mets. This book, Meeting the Mets, begins with Droleskey as a young man awaiting the first season. Follow along with his trips to the old Polo Grounds as he watched and hoped for victory for his new team. Dr. Droleskey reminds us of the joys of our childhood as he describes his learning how to keep score. He learned the lyrics to Meet the Mets along with the rest of the fans. Dr. Droleskey recalls for us detailed descriptions of the team, the fans, the food and the whole atmosphere of New York. He brings back a world that has gone away. You can’t help but repeat again and again, “I remember that!” Baseball was new to this youngster and the Mets were new to New York. Surely, this was to be an exciting and carefree season. 40 wins and 120 losses later Dr. Droleskey describes what it was like being a Met fan from the beginning. This saga continued for years which led to further adventures as he became the “very unofficial mascot,” known as the Lone Ranger of Shea Stadium. Dr. Droleskey reveals how he became a part of the history of the Mets. This is the most enjoyable book you will read about the amazing and unpredictable team known as the New York Mets.