As the Rays’ designated “down 14-2” reliever and backup starter, it is not unusual for Andy Sonnanstine to go a week or two without making an appearance. So what does The Duke do with all that free time? Apparently he wrote a book.
Tampa Bay Rays IQ: The Ultimate Test of True Fandom (Volume 1) is a new book co-authored by Sonnanstine and Tucker Elliot.
This is apparently the fourth installment in a series by Elliot, that includes similar books on the Braves, the Yankees, and Major League Baseball in general. Although it is interesting to note that Elliot did not have a co-author with the other books.
We haven’t read the book yet, but it will be interesting to see how much “did you know?” overlap between this and Jonah Keri’s new book, The Extra 2%.
In the meantime, Sonny needs to hire Keri to promote this book. It has not received the same level of media blitz that Keri pushed on his book. And as a wise man once said, if you aren’t going to promote yourself, who will?