Oct. 19, 2016

I felt honored when Dr. Mark Eberle of Kansas invited me to write the Foreword to his new book, Kansas Baseball History, 1857-1941, which he has prepared for the Nebraska University Press. A Foreword is, of course, “a word to the fore,” in this case a 4,000-word Foreword, the number requested by his publisher. Writing at that length gave me a chance to explain how closely Dr. Eberle’s understanding of early town baseball fits with my view of it. Continue reading “Oct. 19, 2016”

June 21, 2016

The manuscript that I hope will become my next book has just been sent to my agent, who is also an accomplished editor. She has applied her talents to finding my writing slips and is now preparing the manuscript by resetting it in the style approved by the publisher she believes will be happy to publish it. Continue reading “June 21, 2016”

May 2, 2016

April 28, 2016 proved to be an exciting day. I came to Kansas City to enjoy the premiere of Producer Mark Honer’s documentary, “Town Teams: Bigger Than Baseball,” which demonstrates the way local baseball influenced town pride and rivalry, helping drive the competition between towns in ways that advanced the economy and made baseball towns into lively places where baseball became the center of everyone’s interest. Continue reading “May 2, 2016”