Athlete For Hire

A professional sports team owner (baseball, football, and basketball) meets with his general managers to discuss a highly acclaimed college athlete featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated. His proficiency is in the three sports identified. When the owner becomes disgruntled with the fact that all three of his general managers want the athlete for their respective sport, he exclaims, “Why can’t we draft this kid for all three of my teams?”


BLESS ME FATHER has captured the curiosity and evoked enthusiasm of law enforcement professionals and a former Catholic priest. “Bless Me Father is a departure from Lou Saulino’s previous books about growing up with the love of sports. His first crime story hits it out of the ballpark….a great read and definitely a page turner.” – John E. Sullivan Det. NYPD Ret.


A remarkable sports trilogy

“8”, “Dopey Bastid”, and “Framily (Friends Considered Family)” recount the tales of three lifelong friends Joey, Bob, & Lou. The trilogy begins in 1957 Queens New York with the book “8”. The three amigos discuss their baseball idols (Willie Mays, Mickey Mante, and Duke Snider) as part of their 8th grade book report. Their story continues with “Dopey Bastid” only this time the three friends are in their 30’s reflecting on dumb decisions made by players, managers, owners and sportswriters. The trilogy concludes with “Framily”, as our main characters enter parenthood. The trilogy is best classified as a historical sports fiction saga. Author Lou Saulino will have you entertained as he incorporates friendship, humor & life lessons with sports!


Lou Saulino

Lou is an Amazon published Author. in 2011, after taking a break from a 40+ year tenure as a civil engineering professional, principally in an executive capacity, he simultaneously commenced writing a script for a TV Pilot, Athlete For Hire, and his initial novel, the historical sports fiction tale of three 13 year old friends growing up in Queens, New York, each with an iconic baseball idol,“8” Center Field in New York, 1951-1957. 

Athlete For Hire, the story of a creative sports team owner seeking to retain the year round services of a three sport college phenom, was soon developed into a book and published, and is now in republished. “8” became the first of a trilogy about the three amigos and follows the sports loving trio into adulthood, as they continually demonstrate their special bond of friendship, first with Dopey Bastid and concluding with Framily (friends considered family).

While continuing his civil and transportation engineering endeavors, Lou delved into a new writing genre. His crime mystery, recounting the trials and tribulations of a Catholic priest, Bless Me Father, expanded Lou’s story telling beyond the world of sports and his life experiences.

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