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New surprise Stephen King novel announced

A new Steven King novel, kept secret for months, is set to debut in time for baseball season.
For those who don't know, Stephen King is a huge fan of baseball. He can often be seen at Boston Red Sox games sitting in the stands with a jacket and ball cap, so it should be no surprise that he is finally writing on the subject of baseball. According to Entertainment weekly, the novella, titled Blockade Billy, will be released just in time for Opening Day.

Blockade Billy is the tale of William Blakely, a player long erased from the history books, who harbored a deep, dark secret. Knowing the author, one would suspect it will be something a lot creepier than steroids or pine tar.

“People have asked me for years when I was going to write a baseball story,” King said in the press release. “Ask no more; this is it.” According to Cemetery Dance, Blockade Billy will be available to ship in a few weeks, but you can order a copy now via the publisher’s online store. The first copies will also come with a baseball card of the protagonist. The company kept news of the book quiet so it would be a surprise in time for baseball season.

.....Sounds pretty cool. King can be hit or miss, but I am a pretty big baseball fan who goes to the Tampa Bay Rays games all the time. Especially when they play our hated rivals, the Red Sox. So I might have to give this one a go.

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superdog
3/30/2010
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2 Comments

Cool story Superdog. BTW, its not a rivalry when only one team looks at it that way. Red Sox one and only rival is the Yankees. ;D
DogsOfWar - 3/30/2010, 10:56 PM
1408,Misery,The Mist King is the man...
SHHH - 3/31/2010, 1:40 PM

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