Thank you to everyone who comments, emailed, or Facebook commented with Major League haiku. I have picked my two favorites. The first winner is Patrick Hughes, for this one: Dorn took one in eye What's with this ole bullshit? You owe me forty I mean, who doesn't love Lou Brown? And "Come on, Dorn! Get … Continue reading WINNERS: Signed copy of The Making of Major League
Before I move on to other books and other interviews, let's circle back to The Making of Major League one last time. You can read my review of the book HERE or dig in for my extensive conversation with author Jonathan Knight about the creation of the book HERE. The fine folks at Gray & … Continue reading CONTEST: Win a signed copy of The Making of Major League!
This is a totally pointless post, but at last week's Crew game, I had a press box conversation with Columbus Dispatch beat writer Adam Jardy that somehow ended up with me recalling the goofy haiku poems that my co-worker Aaron and I used to send with each other more than a decade ago when it … Continue reading What do Ali G & Star Wars have in common?
Welcome to the first edition of “People Who Makes Stuff.” The goal is to sit down with a creative person and to walk through a particular creation, from the moment of inspiration to the finished product. This first installment is going to be exceptionally meta, as I sat down with Jonathan Knight to discuss his … Continue reading PEOPLE WHO MAKE STUFF: A conversation with author Jonathan Knight
A Season in Time: Super Mario, Killer, St. Patrick, the Great One, and an Unforgettable 1992-93 NHL Season by Todd Denault John Wiley & Sons Canada, Ltd. $40.00 on Amazon and $11.99 on Kindle There are few sports seasons I have loved more than the 1992-93 NHL campaign. I saw my first and only game at Maple Leaf … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: “A Season in Time” by Todd Denault
The Making of Major League: A Juuuust a Bit Inside Look at the Classic Baseball Comedy by Jonathan Knight (@jknightwriter) Gray & Co. $15.95 (Available now in print and Kindle via Amazon and in brick & mortar book stores this week.) ***** There’s an oft-uttered axiom among those who are both bookworms and movie buffs: “The … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: “The Making of Major League” by Jonathan Knight
I have a history of updating this website right before a book comes out, then neglecting it until the next book comes out. Work on book number three is well underway, but waiting on that book to be finished before updating this site again seems…sub-optimal. A few months ago, I was fortunate to have lunch … Continue reading An update! Stuff I have planned…
In advance of a new album, the record label always releases the track list. I always love that part, even though a track list tells you next to nothing about the subject of a song, much less what it sounds like. For a book, it's a little bit different. Hopefully the following track list will … Continue reading KIrk Urso: Forever Massive…. track listing.
This is Griggs Nature Preserve in Northwest Columbus: In my 17 years in Columbus, I have driven past this little parking lot adjacent to the Scioto River off of Hayden Run Road thousands of times. That is not an exaggeration. Back of the napkin math shows it's easily been several thousand times. Whether it's … Continue reading Griggs
As many of you may already know, I have been working on a book about Kirk Urso. I announced it last August when I thought I was a couple months away from publishing it. That turned out not to be the case, but that's because little additions kept presenting themselves. My friend Rob has told … Continue reading Kirk Urso: Forever Massive (cover and description)