This is the cover to the upcoming book on the great Baby Dalupan. The book will be out on October 19, 2015 with a launch at the Ateneo de Manila.
I used to write stories about Coach Baby's teams in Ateneo (where he was teammates with the late Moro Lorenzo). It was a series of stories titled, "Post-War Blues" as it was about the post-World War II years as the Blue Eagles crashed year in and out of NCAA title contention (yet winning a football championship).
While writing some of those stories, I interviewed Coach extensively in addition to having access to a late Jesuit priest's diary about those teams. I also had stories in the Guidon and other Ateneo publications as reference.
When I got asked by the Dalupan family to contribute to the book, I leapt at the chance. Why not? They used a couple of my articles on Coach's Ateneo teams then I wrote the chapters on Crispa and Great Taste. Mind you this isn't exactly a biography. It partly is. It's about the different facets of his life from the view of the sportswriters who covered him.
Other people who contributed to the book include Coach Tim Cone (the foreword), Tessa Jazmines who wrote the chapter on Purefoods, and Sandy Arespacochaga among a few others.
More details on the launch as I get it.