It’s been an exciting week for Mudville! First of all, the Mudville scent should soon hit the stores. The scent is created by the esteemed Jean-Baptiste Grenouille labs, probably the finest perfume and cologne company in the world, and evokes, in the words of its lead designer, “mud, sweaty boys, and baseball shoes.” It is available exclusively at Daytons.
Second, the sequel to Mudville is officially slated for autumn release, just in time for Christmas season. That’s appropriate, since it’s a Christmas story. And by Christmas story, I mean: it’s got vampires in it. Well, I might have said too much, but the story opens with Roy McGuire, hero of Mudville, discovering secret messages in the Bill James Baseball Abstract, and then going on a thrilling adventure with his pals to uncover a secret that threatens the very game of baseball by calling into question the legitimacy of the infield fly rule. Entitled Harry Potter 8: The Santaland Twilight Bill James Code, it will be available in hardcover, audio book, and Kindle on November 31.
Finally, and probably least importantly given the magnitude of these other announcements, Mudville brand breakfast cereal will soon be available for download only through downloadyourbreakfast.com or using the iBreakfast software available from Apple. The Mudville breakfast is a hearty mud-flavored oat cereal lightly dusted with diamond dust. It’s part of a complete breakfast and a perfect snack for your hungry athlete.
With all these exciting developments, it’s hard to keep track of the date. The next important holiday might go by without me even noticing… what day is it today?