Was just handed a copy of a newly released book by longtime Dodgers scout Mel Didier, who now works for the Texas Rangers, called Podnuh, Let Me Tell You a Story. The book was co-authored by mlb.com reporter T.R. Sullivan, a great friend of mine. Anyway, Mel Didier is a legend in the scouting biz, and while I haven’t had time to open the book yet, I’m sure I’ll spend a good deal of the flight home reading it. The book, whose cover features a mug shot of Didier superimposed over the iconic photo of Kirk Gibson jubilantly circling the bases after his game-winning home run in Game 1 of the 1988 World Series, was self-published. So do Mel and T.R. a favor and buy a copy by calling (866) 405-1300 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Cost is $24.95 plus tax, shipping and handling. I’m guessing you won’t regret it.