Louisville, Ky. (News Release) -- Author Katya Cengel was at the Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory on Saturday signing her new book, "Bluegrass Baseball - A Year in the Minor League Life," which follows the triumphs and trials of four Kentucky minor league teams during the 2010 season.
From the front-office staff in Bowling Green planning kooky promotions, to a trainer grocery shopping for a team on forty dollars a day. From a new wife coming to terms with her husband's transitory lifestyle to a Cuban defector blowing everyone away with a 100 mph-plus fastball, these are the people who live to make baseball happen, in all its nitty-gritty glory.
"If you don't know what cat food and cave shrimp have in common with Kentucky baseball, join Katya Cengel on her enlightening and entertaining odyssey with the state's professional teams. She takes us places where fans can't typically go and introduces us to people whose personal stories make the balls and strikes much more interesting," said Anne Jewell, Executive Director of the Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory and author of the children's book "The Big Bat and Baseball in Louisville."
Cengel is a freelance writer based in Richmond, California who has been published in Esquire and the Wall Street Journal. She was a staff reporter for Louisville's Courier-Journal for eight years where she reported from the former Soviet Union, Europe, and Africa.
Bluegrass Baseball was released in July and is available at bookstores.