"He has his own stubborn way of getting hitters out that's uniquely his."
The NBA draft lottery was less disappointing than that of the NHL.
Sweet Illini Football plug with Willie at the end of your Morning Joe segment!
CAN'T WAIT TO READ IT. and so sad I missed the book event.
You can probably write for another 30 years because you're dependable. Editors like people who can turn in their work before deadlines. I know every Saturday I'm going to have your newsletter in my inbox with all kinds of goodies in it. That's half the battle.
This is a long way of telling us why Grierson does the Cotton Bureau spiel on the podcast.
Your Saturday newsletters are always "try to stop what I'm doing and read this RIGHT now" events for me, mostly because I find the themes that you talk about are self reflecting in a way that I totally "get".
I would be interested to hear your thoughts on religion in relation to this phenomenon of not being able to sell something you're not totally "all in" on, because as long as I can remember I felt like I was faking it, and I hated doing that while all the good people around me actually believed, while I was always fairly suspicious of the whole enterprise. As I got older, I could just avoid church for the most part, but each time I am told to bow my head to pray I think that somebody might notice that I really don't MEAN it...
Thanks again for taking the time to let us see what's rolling around in your head.
Any chance you can add Park Road Books, in the Park Road Shopping Center in Charlotte, NC, to your book tour?
Speaking of bylines: your stuff at mlb.com doesn't have one. How come?
Still need to order your book. I will! I mean it!
Lockhart Steele is a real 80s action hero name.
Just finished the book... home run, I couldn't put it down! I read it over 2 days and had this odd feeling I was consuming it too quickly. I think because of this newsletter and knowing how much time and effort you put into its creation (true of any author, really) it feels almost rude to finish it so fast. Like wolfing down a fancy meal in 5 minutes that a chef spent hours or days curating. But when the content pulls you along you can't really help it and I guess that's the point right?
Anyway, great job writing such a human story. I'll make sure to get a review online soon.
Just wanted to say, thanks for writing your Saturday morning newsletter. Reading your message and sipping coffee on a Saturday morning is one of my favorite rituals. I also received your book, “The Time Has Come” through Amazon today!