Surviving Grady, A Journal of Unhealthy Red Sox Obsession, puts you inside the heads of two obsessive Red Sox fans as they laugh, cry, fantasize about a Carl Yastrzemski robot, and drink their way through the greatest baseball season ever. From opening day to the World Series, Surviving Grady is a raucous, off-the-wall recounting of the Red Sox’ drive toward baseball immortality, from the slightly askew perspective of writers Tim McCarney (Sky Ape) and Tom Deady as they experience the Red Sox’ historic championship. It’s like having the entire 2004 season in convenient book format!
“Surviving Grady is Red Sox Nation’s ‘Mystery Science Theater 3000. Brilliant, irreverent, and merciless.” — Stewart O’Nan, author, FAITHFUL
From the Back Cover:
“Like most Red Sox fans, we were sick after Game 7 of the 2003 ALCS. Couldn’t sleep. Didn’t want to eat. Listened for hour after hour as fans lambasted Grady Little and dissected the game on sports radio. Watched with some sense of satisfaction as the Marlins took the World Series and celebrated on the Yankees’ turf. But it couldn’t keep us from thinking that it should have been us.”
After watching the Red Sox’ 2003 season come to a bitter end, two fans decided to chronicle the entire 2004 season as a means of channeling their angst and providing an outlet for the inevitable heartbreak. And just when they expected the worst, something glorious happened.