By Bill Simmons
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All right, here's the final schedule for my book tour. If you want to get a book signed and have an awkward ten-second conversation with me, this is your big chance.

Tuesday, September 27: New York, NY
Riviera Café & Sports Bar -- 6:30 p.m.

Comments: This is the only NYC stop ... hopefully I won't get shanked like an inmate on "Oz." And yes, I'm prepared for all the "Thanks for keeping first place warm for us" jokes from Yankee fans. Bring them on.

Wednesday, September 28: Stamford, CT
Borders Book Shop -- 7:30 p.m.

Comments: This is right off the Merritt Parkway and easy to find. My Uncle Ricky (the diehard Yankee fan in my family) will also be there autographing copies of his new book, "25 More to Go And You'll Catch Us."

(One other note: We had to cancel the West Hartford stop the following afternoon -- sorry about that.)

Thursday, September 29: Worcester, MA
College of the Holy Cross -- 7:00 p.m.

Comments: If there's going to be a Larry Eustachy-type moment from this tour, this night is the odds-on favorite. Just kidding. I am going to sign some books, give a speech about college life, complain about the fact that our administration doesn't give football scholarships anymore, and then ESPN will quickly hustle me out of there before I end up on Caro Street doing keg stands.

Friday, September 30: Boston, MA (Kenmore Square)
Barnes & Noble at Boston University -- 5:00 p.m.

Comments: Hopefully the Red Sox season won't be over before this signing happens, but it's taking place right before the first Yankees game. We'll also be handing out replica forks that look exactly like the one sticking out of Edgar Renteria's back right now.

Saturday, October 1: Boston, MA
The Souvenir Store -- 11:30 a.m.
Note: Only ticket holders for Saturday's Red Sox-Yankees game may attend.

Comments: Sadly, only fans holding game tickets can attend this one before Saturday's Yankee game. We are trying to work out something for Game On (a bar right next to the ballpark) right after the game, so stay tuned on that front.

Sunday, Oct. 2: Boston/Foxboro
No signing this day -- I'm either going to the Pats-Chargers game or the Sox-Yankees game (if it means anything). This day could either be fantastic or give new meaning to the word "Black Sunday."

Monday, Oct. 3: Boston, MA (Downtown Crossing)
Borders Book Shop -- 12:30 p.m.

Tuesday, October 4: Washington, DC
ESPN Zone -- 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Comments: Honestly? This was just an excuse to hang out with my buddy House for the night. Don't tell ESPN.

Wednesday, October 5: Chicago, IL
ESPN Zone -- 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Comments: Earlier this week, I found out that Pearl Jam has a concert at the Hard Rock in Chicago that night and that tickets were a $1,000 per ticket. So I e-mailed ESPN and said, "hey, any chance we could find 2 tickets for this?" Needless to say, nobody e-mailed me back.

One other note: We're going to have a Sonny McLean's stop during the week of 10/10-10/14, but it depends on the playoff status of the Red Sox and what days are free. And please check back for any potential changes to this schedule, because you never know what could happen. Thanks!