BrooklynFans Of Books: “The Perfect Candidate”

The Perfect Candidate

By Peter Stone

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers; hardcover, 384 pages; $18.99

Peter Stone turned his passion for thrillers into a career in TV and film, but before that, he was a young intern in Washington D.C.

Stone worked as a Spanish tutor for former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich and as an intern for Congressman Gary A. Condit just after he graduated from high school. He majored in political science in college, was a Harry S. Truman Scholar, and managed a Congressional primary campaign.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: “Read & Riot: A Pussy Riot Guide To Activism”

Read & Riot: A Pussy Riot Guide To Activism

By Nadya Tolokonnikova

HarperOne, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers; hardcover, $24.99; available Tuesday, October 9

Nadya Tolokonnikova is a conceptual artist and political activist from Russia and the founder of the art collective Pussy Riot. In 2012, she was sentenced to two years in prison following a performance against Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow’s Cathedral of Christ the Saviour.

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Red Sox Will Go with Eovaldi In ALDS Game 3 At Yankee Stadium

The Red Sox made a surprise announcement on Sunday that they will be going with Nathan Eovaldi instead of Rick Porcello as their starting pitcher in Game 3 of the ALDS on Monday night at Yankee Stadium with the series tied at one game apiece.

When the Red Sox acquired Eovaldi from Tampa Bay in July, the move was done with the postseason in mind.

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A Look Back: Last Yankees-Red Sox Game At Fenway In 2004

(David Ortiz of the Red Sox getting a hit in front of Yankees catcher Jorge Posada)

The 2004 American League Championship Series is remembered for the Red Sox’s historic comeback from a 3-0 deficit to stun the Yankees.

The most memorable moments were the Red Sox coming back against Mariano Rivers in Game 4, including Dave Roberts’ stolen base, followed by Bill Mueller’s liner back up the middle to score him with the tying run in the eighth inning; Ortiz’s walk-off homer that night; Curt Schilling’s heroic effort and his bloody sock in Game 6, and the Red Sox blowing out the Yankees 10-3 in Game 7.

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Red Bulls Win In San Jose To Keep Supporters’ Shield Hopes Alive

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The Red Bulls, behind two early first-half goals, beat the San Jose Earthquakes, 3-1, on Saturday night at Avaya Stadium. This was their first win in San Jose since 2003.

The Red Bulls improved to 20-7-5, with 65 points, and remain just one point back of Atlanta (20-6-6, 66 points) for the Supporters’ Shield and Eastern Conference lead. Atlanta beat New England 2-1 on Saturday.

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ALDS Game 2: Sanchez Slams Sox To Help Yankees Even Series

(Gary Sanchez watching one of his home runs – @Yankees)

The Yankees, backed by a pair of home runs from Gary Sanchez and one from Aaron Judge, rolled to a 6-2 win over the Red Sox in Game 2 of the ALDS at Fenway Park to even the series.

The Yankees now have a chance to clinch the series at home, as the next two are at Yankee Stadium, Monday and Tuesday nights.

The Yankees were 6-0 at home in last year’s playoffs and won the Wild Card Game at The Stadium Wednesday night, so it is a realistic possibility that they can close it out at home and not have to return to Boston.

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ALDS Game 2 Pregame: Yankees Manager Aaron Boone

(Aaron Boone)

The Yankees will be looking to even up the ALDS with the Boston Red Sox in Game 2 on Saturday night at Fenway Park.

Boston needs to hold serve and preserve home field with a win to guarantee that they can get the series back to Boston for a Game 5, if necessary, because the Yankees have turned their building into an imposing place to play in the postseason.

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ALDS Game 2 Pregame: Torres On How Yankees Can Even Series

(Gleyber Torres –  @Yankees)

The Yankees lost a nailbiter Friday night, 5-4, to the Red Sox in the first game of the ALDS.

The Yankees can take a lot of positives from the loss as they head into Game 2 Saturday night. They nearly stole a win in a game started by Boston’s ace Chris Sale and their bullpen shut out the Red Sox for the final five innings after starter J.A. Happ left the game.

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ALDS Game 1: Kimbrel Closes Door On Yankee Comeback

(Red Sox closer Craig Kimbrel – @RedSox)

The Yankees nearly made up a five-run deficit on Friday night at Fenway Park, but Red Sox closer Craig Kimbrel closed them out in a 5-4 Boston victory.

It didn’t take long for the Red Sox to get to Yankees starter J.A. Happ, who pitched well against Boston in the regular season.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: “What If It’s Us” By Albertalli and Silvera

What If It’s Us

By Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera

Balzer + Bray & HarperTeen, HarperCollins Children’s Books; hardcover, 448 pages, $17.99; available Tuesday, October 9

Becky Albertalli, who wrote the acclaimed Leah on the Offbeat and Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda, which became the hit film Love, Simon; and Adam Silvera, renowned for They Both Die at the End,  have collaborated for the highly-anticipated What If It’s Us.

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