2020 was as bad as you thought it was

Ever wonder what it's like writing baseball-related obituaries in 2020? In a word, it's been exhausting. Let's use this week as an example. I wrote and published stories on Tommy Sandt and Bill Spanswick on December 5 and 7, respectively. While I was working on those, reports came out that that Lorenzo "Chico" Fernandez died, … Continue reading 2020 was as bad as you thought it was

RIP Baseball mentioned in Star-Tribune

Minneapolis Star-Tribune history columnist Curt Brown has written a really nice article about the life of Elmer Foster, the 19th-Century baseball player/actor/hell-raiser. He references this blog and includes a quote from me in his story, which marks the first time I've ever been mentioned in a newspaper since the time I got a scholarship in … Continue reading RIP Baseball mentioned in Star-Tribune

RIP Baseball featured on Rounders podcast!

If you like baseball podcasts, you should be listening to Rounders: A History of Baseball in America. Very interesting, well-researched topics -- and I'm not just saying it because I'm interviewed in the most recent episode! Check out the podcast now, available on iTunes, Stitcher and Google Play, to learn about my baseball background, the … Continue reading RIP Baseball featured on Rounders podcast!