Harvey Frommer: Goodbye, damn Yankees! Hello, cursed Red Sox! PODCAST INTERVIEW

  Mr. Media is recorded live before a studio audience of Tampa Bay Rays fans who wonder how many years of pasting the BoSox it will take for Harvey to write ‘Remembering Tropicana Field’… in the new new media capitol of the world… St. Petersburg, Florida! As a Tampa Bay Rays fan, I wish we... Continue Reading →

Jonah Keri squeezes The Extra 2% from Tampa Bay Rays! VIDEO INTERVIEW

Today's Guest: Jonah Keri, author, The Extra 2%   Mr. Media is recorded live before a studio audience of baseball fans who secretly wish Joe Maddon was their team’s manager … in the new new media capitol of the world… St. Petersburg, Florida! Part 1 of 3  I was a little nervous about the publication... Continue Reading →

679 October 8, 1956: Don Larsen’s Perfect game recalled! PODCAST INTERVIEW

Today's Guest: Lew Paper, author, Perfect: Don Larsen’s Miraculous World Series Game and the Men Who Made It Happen Lew Paper had to be wondering if it was a good thing or a bad thing – for him – when, a few weeks ago, Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Roy Halladay threw the first no-hitter in post-season competition... Continue Reading →

ESPN analyst Doug Glanville sends love to Phillies in new book! INTERVIEW

Lots of former baseball players write books about their glory days as a player. And many of those books are as much about their off-field careers as what happened between the foul lines. Womanizing, incessant drinking, shooting steroids, pranks, grudges—that’s Jim Bouton/Jose Canseco territory. If that’s your idea of a baseball book, steer clear of... Continue Reading →

Meet Old Hoss, pitcher rediscovered in Fifty-nine in ’84! PODCAST INTERVIEW

Today's Guest: Edward Achorn, author, Fifty-nine in '84: Old Hoss Radbourn, Barehanded Baseball, and the Greatest Season a Pitcher Ever Had   I love baseball. I grew up a New York Mets fan and stayed with them until St. Petersburg landed the Rays a dozen years ago. When I was a kid, I read dozens... Continue Reading →

Harry Kalas biographer says the Phillies broadcaster lived a fuller life than most

I can’t honestly recall ever hearing a Philadelphia Phillies game called by the late Harry Kalas, but after being exposed to the man and his life in the pages of Randy Miller’s fascinating biography, Harry the K, I feel like I missed out on something special. Don’t misunderstand: Harry Kalas was no saint. He loved... Continue Reading →

534 Peter Golenbock writes Yankees history, but roots for Rays! PODCAST INTERVIEW

Today's Guest: Sportswriter Peter Golenbock, author, George: The Poor Little Rich Boy Who Built the Yankee Empire, Growing Up NASCAR: Racing's Most Outrageous Promoter Tells All Sportswriter Peter Golenbock is one of my heroes, a guy I want to be like in many ways when I grow up. For now, however, I’ll settle for just being to... Continue Reading →

Sam Zell biographer on how Money Talks, Bullsh*t Walks! PODCAST INTERVIEW

In retrospect, I can see why real estate billionaire Sam Zell thought buying the Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, Orlando Sentinel and all their related newspapers and media companies—plus the Chicago Cubs baseball team and its home, Wrigley Field—seemed like a classic ploy. Buy a big family-owned business on the skids for a discount, squeeze... Continue Reading →

I’m Remembering Yankee Stadium with historian Harvey Frommer! PODCAST INTERVIEW

  Today's Guest: Harvey Frommer, author, Remembering Yankee Stadium There are two memories of Yankee Stadium that I hold dear. The first dates back to 1967. I was six years old and my grandfather took me to the House That Ruth Built for the first time to see my idol, Mickey Mantle. There are two... Continue Reading →

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