I started Tom Stanton’s “The Final Season” this weekend and all I can say is “wow.” I know it’s a little dated, but I have a habit of picking up books and at times they sit. In fact I’m sure I have books on my shelf that I picked up ten years ago that I have yet to read. My approach is pretty random, but I’m really glad I picked up this book.
And while I’d like to avoid cliches, the only way to describe it is to say the book has heart. Tons of it. Stanton lays it all out there as he talks about a magical season (1999, the final season the Tigers played at Tiger Stadium) with his sons and father and he mixes in a little Detroit history along with a look at his grandparents. This is a must read for Tiger fans.
Stanton also has a new book out, “The Detroit Tigers Reader.” This is another book I’m going to be sure to pick up.