February 23, 2009
(All of the following covers were killed in the editorial rounds).
These comps (along with all my other ones) were killed in my recent failed stab at locking a cover for Kirk Radomski’s memoir about being a steroids go-to guy amidst professional baseball until, uh, extremely recently. His testimony in the Mitchell Report serves as his jumping off point to recount many of the juicier first-hand experiences dealing in performance enhancements for the pros in what began in total earnest as an offshoot of his complete and devoted fandom to the sport and particularly the NY Mets.
Given Radomski’s candid disclosure in this book, he’s drawn more than a few comparisons to Henry Hill of Goodfellas notoriety.
Though these are only four of the many comps that I submitted for this project, I think it’s pretty clear that they started getting a little repetitive a little too quickly. They all have pleasing qualities, but I evidently had a helluva time using something other than Foundry Gridnik which, depending on your sensibilities, may or may not read as athletic in its presentation.