John just wrote and posted a doozy of a story over on The Stacks at Deadspin, and this one is a personal memoir entitled “The Coach I Never Forgot“: He was a bootlegger’s son, a railroad machinist, a semipro first baseman, an up-before-dawn jogger, an improve-your-lie golfer, and a spinner of yarns. He coached baseball […]
John just wrote a nice piece upon the passing of Jimmy Breslin for The Stacks at Deadpin. Check it out: It is hard to realize just how far away New York is by every conceivable measure unless you are in Salt Lake City when you are introduced to the world Jimmy Breslin populated with characters, […]
From John: Here’s a little something for you when you’re catching your breath between NCAA tournament games. Hard to believe I wrote this profile of Mark Aguirre, the DePaul scoring machine and future Detroit Piston bad boy, for the short-lived but ceaselessly high-minded Inside Sports magazine 36 years ago. That’s so far back that DePaul […]
Check out John’s 2010 review of “The Professionals” for Bronx Banter Blog. Fun piece.
A Christmas piece? You bet. John wrote this for the Sun-Times on Christmas Day of 1983. Check it out.