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Popular Culture and Sports

Op-ed columns for national newspapers

Summer of '68 -- Excerpt

The Season That Changed Baseball, And America, Forever

Castro's Curveball

"A Cuba libre mixed with baseball, revolution and moonlight, wonderfully evocative of a time that was and a pitcher that might have been," writes Frank Deford.

Rated as one of the best baseball novels by Amazon.


A roundup of magazine and newspaper articles.

High Heat

The Secret History of the Fastball and the Improbable Search for the Fastest Pitcher of All Time

Down to the Last Pitch -- Excerpt

Round ball. Round bat

Buffalo, Home of the Braves

With a foreword from Van Miller and vintage columns from Phil Ranallo.

Going for the Gold

A classic about the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team.

Over the Falls

A combo of "Wonder Boys," "Beautiful Girls," and that Art Carney film – "Harry and Tonto."
-- Richard Peabody, editor of Gargoyle

Eddie From Ohio

Washington Post magazine story about folk-rock band from Northern Virginia.