|"Take me out to the ball game,|
Take me out with the crowd.
Buy me some peanuts and cracker jack,
I don't care if I never get back,
Let me root, root, root for the home team,
If they don't win it's a shame.
For it's one, two, three strikes, you're out,
At the old ball game."
Jack Norworth's 1908 classic, "Take Me Out to the Ball Game", which was written on some scrap paper on a train ride to Manhattan, New York. Norworth then provided those paper scrap lyrics to Albert Von Tilzer who composed the music which in turn was published by the York Music Company and before the year was over, a hit song was born.
Fenway Foul-Up Book Signing
TODAY 1pm - 2pm
|The Fenway Foul-Up|
Meet David Kelly, author of the new mystery The Fenway Foul-Up at Friendly Neighborhood Comics on Saturday April 23rd, from 1:00 pm - 2:00pm.
Two nine-year-old sleuths bring sharp powers of observation and deduction into play when a Red Sox slugger's favorite bat disappears. Cousins Mike and Kate are thrilled when Kate's sports-reporter mom brings them to a game, and they are up to the challenge when star player Big D's bat goes missing after batting practice.
Folding information about Fenway Park and its colorful history into the tale, Kelly also artfully slips in simple red herrings along with real clues to the thief's identity and the bat's whereabouts that sharper readers may pick up before the young detectives do. Game action takes a backseat to the investigation here, but Big D gets his bat back in time for some late-inning heroics against the Oakland A's, and afterward presents his awed young fans with suitable rewards.
Leading off a series that will take Mike and Kate to baseball parks around the major leagues, this book should draw baseball fans as well as budding whodunit aficionados. Grades 2-4. --John Peters
"A new series for emerging chapter-book readers combines the allure of baseball parks with the challenge of solving a mystery...Historical details about Fenway Park, including the secret code found on the manual scoreboard, a look at Wally the mascot and a peek into the gift shop, will keep the young baseball fan reading." - Kirkus Reviews "Kelly throws in plenty of behind-the-scenes Fenway Park trivia (both in the story and in an appendix) and keeps the story moving at a quick pace, which should easily hold baseball-lovers' attention." - Publisher's Weekly "...Any 6- 9 year old baseball fan would step to the plate and devour this book like a box of Crackerjacks! Kelly intersperses the perfect mix of sports action, crime-solving and facts about Fenway Park." - Examiner.com
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FREE Topps Baseball Cards for kids 15 and under!!
TOPPS Attax 2011 Coming Soon!
It's A Whole New Ballgame! 2011 Topps Attax Basball Game is a BRAND NEW trading card GAME! NEW Card Design! NEW Packaging with MORE cards in every pack!
2011 Topps Attax Baseball Card
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THE 2011 INKWELL AWARDS BALLOT IS NOW LIVE!
IT WILL BE ACTIVE UNTIL APRIL 30 SO PLEASE VOTE!
Inking is the art of enhancing an illustration through the means of redrawing pencil lines with ink and its related tools.
This enhancing, or 'ink editing', would elaborate in the areas of, but not limited to, weight, space, depth, definition, contrast, texture, composition and design.
The Inkwell Awards promotes this often overlooked and under-appreciated art form by serving as a source of education for inking and recognizing excellence and achievement of individual artists working in the field of comic book sequential illustration.
New Comics Day
9am - 9pm
|Sunday 12 - 6|
Monday 12 - 8
Tuesday 12 - 8
Friday 12 - 9
Open Gaming 3-8
New Comic Day!
Dungeons & Dragons - Now At 6pm Every Wed!
Dust Tactics 6-8
Friday Night Magic
Hordes & War Machine 1-4
World of Warcraft 1-3
|FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2011|
May 7, 2011
Free Comic Book Day is a single day - the first Saturday in May each year - when Friendly Neighborhood Comics joins with participating comic book shops across North America and around the world give away comic books absolutely FREE to anyone who comes into their stores.
Meet artist Bob Almond!
|April 30 - May 1, 2011|
Boston Comic Con is coming back big time in 2011! They're moving to a larger, central location, with more artists and dealers than ever!
Friendly Neighborhood Comics will be set up at the con!
Join us at the Hynes Convention Center on Saturday and Sunday April 30 and May 1, 2011.
Featured guests include Joe Kubert (Sunday only), Frank Quitely, Adam Hughes, Darwyn Cooke, Art Adams, Frank Cho, Tim Sale, and Matt Wagner.
Our "Friend of FNC", J.G. JONES will be attending the con!
Signed Sketch Editions Available!
|If you had to miss the Jarrett Krosoczka book signing, we have a limited number of all Lunch Lady graphic novels in stock! |
Each one is signed by Jarrett and contains a Lunch Lady sketch at no additional cost! (Thanks Jarrett!).
Lunch Lady original art is also on display. Come in and see an actual art page from a Lunch Lady graphic novel!
|New D&D Group|
|We have a new Dungeons & Dragons group forming! Meet new friends every Wednesday night at 6pm for exciting gameplay.|