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Sep 21, 2018

I was a little nervous about the publication of Jonah Keri’s new book, The Extra 2%: How Wall Street Strategies Took a Major League Baseball Team from Worst to First. Why? Because up until today, the book most often associated with the former Tampa Bay Devil Rays was my own first book, Stadium For Rent: Tampa Bay’s...


Sep 10, 2018

I graduated from the University of Florida in Gainesville in 1982 and, to be honest, I was glad to be done. I never took much to life in a college town and I wasn’t one of those crazy Florida Gators. Heck, the football team was pretty bad back then and it wasn’t the great source of pride it is now. Over the last...


Aug 24, 2018

Today’s a good day to start an argument with your best friends or a bunch of strangers at a bar. Today’s the day we’re going to debate the priorities of Robert Tuchman’s new book, The 100 Sporting Events You Must See Live. Honestly, I think he got it wrong, right off the top, listing The Masters as the No. 1...


Aug 21, 2018

Something’s wrong with this picture. I’m Mr. Media. I do the interviewing, right? Somehow I’ve booked an interview with LPGA Golf Hall of Famer Amy Alcott to talk about her new book, The Leaderboard—but it turns out the book is a collection of interviews she conducted. Has the whole world gone crazy? On the...


Aug 19, 2018

Former NFL linebacker Bill Romanowski is a four-time Super Bowl champion—and a guy my friend Sean says, “scares the crap out of me.” So you know he won’t be dull. Romanowski, whose autobiography, Romo: My Life On The Edge, Living Dreams and Slaying Dragons, was a New York Times bestseller, is back in the...