Marketing manager and blogger Hannah Harlow shares her experiences from Tim Wakefield’s book signing.
As a native New Englander, I was born a Red Sox fan and will die a Red Sox fan. So it was a real thrill to get to meet Tim Wakefield yesterday when he came to Barnes & Noble at the Prudential Center to sign copies of his new memoir, Knuckler. I’ve been telling people that if they already like Tim Wakefield, the book will just make them love him more. I suppose the same could be said of meeting him. He was gracious and kind, shook everyone’s hand that came up to get a book signed, posed for countless pictures, and signed so many books we began to worry about tiring his right arm out on a game day. (But I suppose if he can throw the knuckleball night after night, signing his name a couple hundred times is just a drop in the bucket, right?) As one person I was talking to summed it up, “He’s a real gentleman”—and you can’t say that about just any professional athlete anymore.
Thanks to all the fans who came out and waited in line, and if you missed the event yesterday, Tim will be signing next on April 30 at the BJ’s in Weymouth.
More events listings, an excerpt, reviews, and links can be found here (www.hmhbooks.com/knuckler).