Popular Culture and Sports
Op-ed columns for national newspapers

A roundup of magazine and newspaper articles.

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 and Ken Burns calls it a "passionate novel of love, loss, and the real freedom that wisdom and time sometimes bring."

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

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.