Friday, August 16, 2013

Philadelphia Phillies: Charlie Manuel's Greatest Baseball Days

I dedicate today's post to Charlie Manuel

Like all decent baseball fans, I wish him the best in his future endeavors, whether they be with the Phillies, or whoever. 

He is the greatest manager in franchise history in my opinion.

Here's a link to a story I wrote about Manuel that still reflects my view of this great baseball man.
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Thank you to Stacey Stauffer (Fox 29 Philadelphia). She interviewed Maddie Woytovich, her parents (Jeff and Betsy Woytovich) and me recently about the latest chapter in this inspiring story. The feature will be aired during the 10 p.m. broadcast on July 30 (which is the date of today's post). 

-->>Here's a video link to Stacey's wonderful feature. 

Professional reporters and video journalists are vital in an ever-changing media world. Stacey and the Fox staff were first-rate. 


A variety of individuals, who are mentioned within this book's pages, deserve credit for helping to make it become a reality. 

My cousin, Patrick O'Brien, was the initial artist who established the visual reality that became Maddie: Teaching Tolerance with a Smile. Without his generous contributions, ongoing advice and support, this book may well have never been born. 

This illustrated book is about the life of Madison Woytovich and the organization CAP (Children's Alopecia Projectthat her family founded a number of years ago.

I'll continue posting updates here on my blog so that all readers can stay up-to-date on what is shaping up to be a buzz-worthy release.

I'm donating 50% of all proceeds from the book to CAP. Visit to learn more about the efforts that allowed this idea to be born. 

Feel free to click on a selection of my interviews with broadcasters, actors, models and more...
Martin Brodeur: Discusses His Record-Setting Shutout Total and Key Rivalries 
Jaromir Jagr: Current NHL Forward and Future Hall of Famer
Philadelphia Flyers' Bernie Parent: Postgame reflections 
Bobby Clarke: Philadelphia Flyers' Legend Talks Hockey
Ron Hextall Recalls His Greatest Season
Kerry Fraser: NHL Referee is Still Making the Right Calls

It only takes a few minutes to read some of my other stories  whose links are shown below:

Horror Story: It Was Crawling Up My Chest!
Television Haiku Poem
My First Car Was An All-Time Classic
The Best Holiday Memories

When Baseball Cards Were King
Could One Baseball Shatter The Summer?
The Night Lenny Dykstra Was Swinging In The Rain
5 Traits of Hardcore Philadelphia Phillies' Fans

Philadelphia Flyers' Topps Hockey Card Mystery Revealed
5 Lessons Flyers' Fans Have Taught The Hockey World
5 Traits Old School Flyers' Fans Possess


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I am humbled by the reception it has received to-date and I thank everyone who has been responding to this digital creation.

This mini-tome is a collection of stories and poems for readers who don't take themselves too seriously. I hope that you enjoy it and am always interested in your feedback. 

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