Guess who’s a fan of Ballpark Mysteries? David Ortiz!

Wow! Kate and I went to see the Red Sox play in Ballpark Mysteries book 1, The Fenway Foul-Up. We had a blast. But we had an even bigger blast last week when Mr. Kelly showed us this picture.

A baseball signed by Red Sox slugger and Ballpark Mysteries fan David Ortiz!

It turns out that Mr. Kelly knows someone who knows David Ortiz, so he sent along copies of the Ballpark Mysteries and his other book, Babe Ruth and the Baseball Curse (in which Mr. Ortiz plays a really big part!). Turns out that David’s son enjoyed the books, so he send back a signed baseball! How — Cool — Is — That??

(P.S. – The B.P. after his name stands for his nickname “Big Papi!”)

Peter Adam Salomon Interviews David A. Kelly

Wow, now with Ballpark Mysteries book 3 (The L.A. Dodger) out, we’re getting some real press! Here’s a neat interview of Mr. Kelly that Peter Adam Salomon did. Kate and I read it and learned something new about Mr. Kelly. See if you can find out why he was so excited to write the Ballpark Mysteries book #4, The Astro Outlaw.

Random House Loves the Ballpark Mysteries

I guess Random House loves the Ballpark Mysteries! They hung a huge poster of the front cover of book two, The Pinstripe Ghost, in the front window of their New York City headquarters!

Check out the picture:

Ballpark Mysteries in front window of Random House

Looks like the Ballpark Mysteries are right in between a New York Times “instant best seller” and a set of books that have sold 45 million copies. I guess that means the Ballpark Mysteries are going to sell a gazillion copies. Or be a New York Times bestseller.Either way, I hope that means that Kate and I can keep visiting new ballparks!