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Jan 28, 2019

There is something about professional wrestling that you just can’t look away from on television. The costumes, the oversize personalities, the inflated drama and comedy—it all plays even bigger on the tube. I remember watching Haystacks Calhoun and friends on crummy UHF channels growing up in New Jersey. It...


Oct 11, 2018

As a Tampa Bay Rays fan, I wish we had a stadium as beautiful and legendary as Boston’s Fenway Park. But I take solace in knowing that just 13 years into its life as home of the Red Sox, even Fenway had its faults, right? Like Frommer’s previous book – Remembering Yankee StadiumRemembering Fenway Park: An...


Oct 7, 2018

If you’re a pro or college football fan and you haven’t yet read Pete Williams’ landmark investigation of the NFL draft—simply titled, The Draft—you’re not quite the fan you think you are. Williams went behind the scenes not just of draft day but of the entire process, interviewing pro scouts, coaches and...


Oct 7, 2018

I live very close to Tampa Bay and every day brings at least two or three opportunities to experience it via Coffee Pot Bayou near downtown St. Petersburg. I can see a lot of wildlife if I periodically glance out to the beautiful blue waters of the bay – manatees, dolphins, sea birds of every kind, kayakers,...


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...