WHO: Shawn Green, two-time All Star and former LA Dodger great
WHAT: Book signing of his new book, THE WAY OF BASEBALL: Finding Stillness at 95 mph
Note: Green will also be able to autograph ONE (1) additional piece of memorabilia ONLY for fans with a copy of the book.
WHEN: Wednesday, Aug 3rd At 6:30 pm
WHERE: ESPN ZONE L.A. LIVE!
1011 S. Figueroa St in Downtown
About the book:
In THE WAY OF BASEBALL: Finding Stillness at 95 MPH, Shawn Green shares the lessons the game taught him about being present and attaining inner stillness—no matter what life throws at you.
Part sports memoir, part philosophical study, and part spiritual journey, THE WAY OF BASEBALL sheds light on Green’s unique approach to living mindfully. It’s an intimate look at the life of a professional ballplayer, and a thoughtful exploration of what it means to let go and live in the moment.
Baseball was more than a sport to Green, and THE WAY OF BASEBALL is more than a sports book. Full of personal anecdotes and ballpark wisdom, it acts as a guidebook for a meaningful, well-balanced life. In today’s busy world of networking and multitasking, Green’s focused, centered, one-moment-at-a-time approach is truly inspiring. Looking at life through the lens of baseball, he shows us that everything’s easier with a clear mind and a calm attitude—whether it’s fly balls or fatherhood.
About ESPN Zone L.A. Live:
Voted one of the top 10 sports bars in the country, it has two floors with a variety of experiences for sports fans of all ages. With over 100 High Definition televisions and over 45 interactive arcade games, there is so much to choose from! Immerse yourself in the ultimate viewing environment in the Screening Room and Studio Grill. Or test your skills by competing with friends and family in our Sports Arena game arcade with interactive games and attractions. And ESPN Zone L.A. LIVE has what you need to make your meetings, team building events & company gatherings a success! We offer a wide range of elements, from elegant meeting spaces to catering to comprehensive A/V capabilities, even FREE WiFi Access!! We offer a completely unique menu of great “American Grill” food and four full bars. So come to where the pros play.
ABOUT THE AUTHORS:
SHAWN GREEN’s Major League baseball career spanned nearly fourteen years with four teams: the Toronto Blue Jays, the Los Angeles Dodgers, the Arizona Diamondbacks, and the New York Mets. During his baseball career he won numerous accolades, including both the American League Gold Glove Award and the Silver Slugger in ’99. He finished in the top ten of voting for league MVP three times, was a two‑time All Star, and holds several Major League records as well as numerous individual team records with both the Blue Jays and the Dodgers. Throughout his career, he was active in countless charities and donated close to two million dollars to numerous causes, most notably the Dodgers Dream Foundation. Green retired from baseball at 34 to spend more time with his wife, Lindsay, and daughters, Presley and Chandler, at their home in Southern California.
GORDON MCALPINE has been described by Publishers Weekly as "a gifted stylist, with clean, clear and muscular prose." He is the author of three acclaimed novels: Joy in Mudville, The Persistence of Memory, and Mystery Box. His short fiction and book reviews have been featured in magazines, journals and anthologies, both in this country and abroad. He has taught creative writing and literature courses at U.C. Irvine, U.C.L.A. and Chapman University. Additionally, he has designed video games, written for television, and coached high school basketball. He lives in Southern California with his wife and three children.
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