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Announcing: It's Just a Game

About the book: Similar to how H.G. Bissinger’s Friday Night Lights uses high school football in Texas as a lens to look at society, Brian Carriveau’s It’s Just a Game observes adult amateur baseball in Wisconsin as a means to examine small-town America. The non-fiction book,...

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It’s Just a Game Tour

Throughout 2012, author Brian Carriveau will be making book-signing appearances throughout Wisconsin in support of It’s Just a Game, beginning in Monona on Sunday Apr. 29. Tour dates are as follows with additional appearances to be added. Sunday Apr. 29, Monona––Home Talent League Opening Day, Marshall at Monona, 1:00 p.m. Thursday May 3, Fort Atkinson––It’s Just a Game Release Party, Fat Boyz, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sunday May 6, Verona––Home Talent League Western Section Opening Day, Wiota at Verona, 1:00 p.m. Friday May …

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Gantner, Carriveau Book Signing at HTL All-Star Game

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Former Milwaukee Brewers second baseman Jim Gantner and author Brian Carriveau will team up for a book signing at the Home Talent League All-Star Game on Friday Aug. 3 at Warner Park in Madison. Gantner and Carriveau will be signing copies of It’s Just a Game: Big League Drama in Small Town America about Wisconsin’s Home Talent League released earlier this year. Books will be available for $20 and will include autographs. Pictures with Gantner will be free. A portion of …

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Release Party in Fort Atkinson May 3, Crivitz May 11

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The official release date for It’s Just a Game is May 1, and we’ll be celebrating with a pair of parties. The first will be held on Thursday May 3 at Fat Boyz in Fort Atkinson from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The next will be held on Friday May 11 at Riverside in Crivitz, again from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Author Brian Carriveau will be on hand signing copies of It’s Just Game. Books will be available for purchase. Come …

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Monona First Stop on It’s Just a Game Tour

Author Brian Carriveau will be signing copies of It’s Just a Game at Monona’s Ahuska Park on Sunday Apr. 29 on Opening Day of the Home Talent League’s Eastern section. The game will feature Monona hosting Marshall beginning at 1 p.m. Copies of It’s Just a Game will be available for purchase. Monona will be the first stop on the It’s Just a Game tour, which will be stopping at ballparks of the Home Talent League throughout the 2012 season. Tweet

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Appearance, Pre-Sales to Take Place at Fort Atkinson Banquet

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Brian Carriveau will be speaking at the Fort Atkinson Generals’ annual baseball banquet on Saturday January 21 to talk about It’s Just a Game and take pre-sales for the book that’s coming out this spring. Cocktails start at 5 p.m. with dinner, awards and book talk to follow. If you’re interested in having Brian speak about It’s Just a Game or the Packers at your banquet or organizational outing, contact him directly at carriveau@uwalumni.com. Tweet

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2011 Home Talent League All-Star Game

The East-Southeast team beat the North-West squad 10-6 in the annual Home Talent League All-Star game held at Warner Park in Madison. Tweet

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