Join us tonight from 6:00 until 8:30 or 9:00 at Sherlock’s Baker St. Pub (9100 N. Central Expressway, at the northeast corner of Central and Park Lane) for the off-season’s second Newberg Report Book Release Party. Come early if you’d like and get something to eat and drink. Admission is free.
We’ll start things off with fan Q&A with Rangers Managing Partner/CEO Chuck Greenberg, new TV play-by-play man John Rhadigan, and Senior Special Assistant to the GM Don Welke, moderated by emcees Ben Rogers & Skin Wade of ESPN 103.3 FM.
At 7:00 we’ll break for a live auction, conducted by Luther Davis of Davis Auctioneers, to raise money for the Rangers Foundation. The list of items includes the following (and may continue to grow):
? “It’s Time” banner that hung on the streets during the playoffs, donated by the Rangers Foundation
? Bat signed by Ian Kinsler, donated by the Rangers Foundation
? Limited edition 16 x 20 print of Nolan Ryan by artist Pat Payton, signed by Nolan Ryan, Chuck Greenberg, Jon Daniels, Thad Levine, Fergie Jenkins, Gaylord Perry, CJ Wilson, Ian Kinsler, Derek Holland, and Jackie Moore, donated by Walt Garrison Foods
? Frameable 20 x 30 photo of Josh Hamilton leaping to rob a HR, taken and donated by Rangers team photographer Brad Newton
? Frameable 20 x 30 photo of Chris Davis leaping at plate after walkoff home run, taken and donated by Brad and signed by Chris
? Frameable 11 x 14 photo of Neftali Feliz jumping into Bengie Molina’s arms after the ALCS-ending strikeout of Alex Rodriguez, taken and donated by Brad
? Frameable 11 x 14 photo of Mitch Moreland’s home run swing in Game 3 of the World Series, with an inset shot of Moreland rounding the bases, taken and donated by Brad
? Frameable 11 x 14 photo of Elvis Andrus in a posed leap-throw, taken and donated by Brad
? Frameable 11 x 14 photo of Pudge Rodriguez with mask off, pouncing on a bunt, taken and donated by Brad
? Fan Fest Official Pass signed by Fergie Jenkins and Gaylord Perry
? Fan Fest Official Pass signed by CJ Wilson
? Nolan Ryan signed baseball, donated by the Rangers Foundation
? Tanner Scheppers signed baseball, donated by Allen Cordrey
? Cliff Lee signed baseball, donated by Allen Cordrey
? 2011 Bound Edition signed by Tommy Hunter, Derek Holland, Tanner Scheppers, Joe Wieland, and Matt Thompson
Every dollar raised during the auction will go to the Rangers Foundation to help support area kids in need. Cash or checks only, please.
Once the auction ends, we’ll jump right back into more Q&A with Chuck, John, and Don.
We’ll also have copies of the 2011 Bound Edition and the brand new Newberg Report T-shirts on sale – but unlike the December event, you don’t need to buy a book to attend.
See you tonight.