Coffee Shop:'s Jayson Stark

June 2, 2009 6:46:59 PM PDT
Jayson Stark is a former Philadelphia Inquirer sports reporter who has covered's baseball beat for nearly a decade.He has lived in the Philadelphia area for much longer than that. And when the city's 25-year championship drought was broken last year, he just had to write a book about it.

"Worth the Wait" (Triumph Books) is a compilation of Stark's columns during the Phillies 2008 title season. He purposely left some of them untouched to prove that even then, he as a veteran baseball writer saw something different about that version of the Phillies - one that, until Wednesday, October 29, 2008, had won only one World Series in its 100+year history.

The book also contains post-championship analysis, and is chocked full of crazy stats. Matt talks to Stark about the many weird things that happened during the season, some of the key decisions that allowed a title run to take place, and why the 2009 Phillies are having such a hard time with their pitching.

Upcoming book signings:

Saturday, June 6

Barnes and Noble, Deptford, NJ


Saturday, June 13

Borders, Langhorne, PA


Sunday, June 14

Barnes and Noble, Wilmington, DE


Barnes and Noble, Exton, PA


Saturday, June 20

Barnes and Noble, Oxford Valley, PA


The Frame Game, Newtown, PA

1-2:30pm Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia, PA 5:30pm