So you might have noticed that I’m redesigning the overall Website, including the blog. It’s something that is long overdue … as are many other things. I must have 50 half-written blog posts that I don’t know if I’ll ever finish. It has been a pretty busy last year but now I have finished my book on the rivalry and friendship between Tom Watson and Jack Nicklaus, and have helped NBC launch SportsWorld and had my fear draft with Michael Schur on the Poscast and launched numerous other projects and started doing some television. Once I help my daughter get through her geometry test this week, I should be more or less caught up.
First, a handful of links:
— A short tribute to Ed Sabol.
— I wrote a little bit about how The Charlotte Observer tried to capture the immense life of Dean Smith.
— Reader’s Digest reprinted my story about my daughter Katie and her piano recital.
And now, to plans — I’m hoping next week to restart the 100 greatest baseball players where I left off at player No. 40*. I have been going back and forth on how to handle that; I have made quite a few changes to the overall list because I’m using a different method. But it’s generally the same 100 players in pretty close to the same order. I have been flooded with kind requests to just finish the list already, so I’ll stay on course, finish the Top 100 and then, if this ever becomes something like a book, I’ll rework the list then.
I’m also bringing back Pixifoods; you might remember those being the foods that you loved as a child and find to be shockingly awful when you try them as adults. I’ll update the page periodically.
So, take a look around the new version of the site, see what you think, offer up any suggestions you like and we’ll see where it all takes us.