All diehard Philadelphia Flyers fans will want to read Orange, Black & Blue, a book written by my pal Chuck Gormley, who is the Flyers beat writer for the Camden Courier Post. It is a collection of the best stories and anecdotes about the team and its players and it will keep any Flyer fan turning the pages.
Yours truly likes to think he had a hand in why this book is available now and therein lies a tale.
Originally, Chuck's book was to be published by an outfit based in Illinois, the same one that published my similar book on the Leafs a couple of years ago. I'd tell you the name of my book but I got stiffed when the publisher went into bankruptcy so I'd rather not enrich any lawyers by helping to sell any of the remaining copies.
Just before Chuck was going to deliver the final part of his manuscript to the publisher, I gave him a heads-up with my troubles getting paid for my work. Since he had yet to be paid as well, he rightfully held on to his manuscript. Good for him that he did, because Chuck found a publisher in Philadelphia, Sports Challenge Network, and now the book is out in time for you to buy that Flyer fan you know a Christmas present.
If you want to buy a copy, pay a visit to www.chuckspuck.com.