Sunday, July 9, 2017

On The Beat With Marv Levy and George Castle

I have known George Castle for many years, having met and befriended him early in my career at Lerner Newspapers.  George was our very popular and knowledgeable sports features writer.  We worked together on a few projects there as well.  George is a bottomless pit of baseball trivia.  He can recite stats and facts like nobody else I have ever known.
We've kept in touch since the sad demise of Lerner and when I heard he would be appearing with Hall of Fame football Coach Marv Levy to promote Marv's book, I made sure to attend the book signing.
Marv's book is "Go Cubs Go!: Baseball's Never Give Up Story" and George is a Special Contributor to it.  This is the illustrated story of Grandpa Bruno bear, talking to his four cubby bear grandchildren about not giving up.  It's the story of the patience of a Cubs fan and a lesson in life.  It's essentially a children's book, but the moral is for everyone and I enjoyed reading it.
At the signing, I got a quick interview with Marv and George.  They talked about working with each other.  Marv also stressed that the point goes beyond patience.  It is about never giving up.
I appreciate Marv and George taking time to talk with me.  I encourage everyone to check out "Go Cubs Go!: Baseball's Never Give Up Story" online or at your local book store.

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