Jonah Keri's Blog

May 23, 2018

Jonah Keri beats the shift with MLB Network analyst and former MLB All-Star Carlos Pena on adapting to a whole new culture in the U.S. at age 12; the truths, exaggerations, and omissions of Moneyball; his enigmatic and highly intelligent former manager...


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Published on May 23, 2018 11:46 • 1 view

May 16, 2018

Jonah Keri heads to the penalty box with VICE Sports hockey writer Dave Lozo on who to root for in the NHL playoffs; Alex Ovechkin's undeserved bad rap; the resurrection of Marc-Andre Fleury; the U.S.-Canada hockey rivalry; League of Leagues trash talk...


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Published on May 16, 2018 08:33 • 5 views

May 9, 2018

Jonah Keri fires high heat with Billy Wagner on becoming an MLB All-Star as an undersized lefty from a small town; the thrill of battling Barry Bonds with the game on the line; his love of teaching baseball as a high school coach in Virginia, and much ...


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Published on May 09, 2018 07:08 • 1 view

May 2, 2018

Jonah Keri spreads the gospel with Reverend Rob Lee (MTV VMAs, The View) on his book Stained Glass Millennials and the disconnect between young people and religion; how to inject empathy into church; reversing the legacy of his great-great uncle Robert...


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Published on May 02, 2018 14:12 • 1 view

April 25, 2018

Jonah Keri turns two with 19-year MLB veteran and three-time All-Star Chris Speier on how semi-pro ball in a small Canadian town helped him on his way to the big leagues; being in awe of Willie Mays and Willie McCovey; the lessons you can learn from su...


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Published on April 25, 2018 08:34 • 3 views

April 18, 2018

Jonah Keri toes the rubber with former major league All-Star pitcher Ken Hill on the moment he felt he could succeed in the big leagues; the delightful arrogance of the '94 Expos; the colorful and fearsome '95 Cleveland team; the ecstasy and agony of b...


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Published on April 18, 2018 10:41 • 4 views

April 11, 2018

Jonah Keri takes a bite out of the Big Apple with New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio on his love of the Red Sox and animus toward the Yankees; using Moneyball-like strategies to govern; the legacy of Rusty Staub; running the equivalent of football's tw...


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Published on April 11, 2018 05:13 • 1 view

April 4, 2018

Jonah Keri tests the rocket arm and generous spirit of Ellis Valentine on life growing up in South Central L.A. in the 60s; how talent can be a blessing but also a curse; the temptations of life in the big leagues; the need for non-white faces as mento...


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Published on April 04, 2018 06:30 • 3 views

March 30, 2018

I wrote about a fan favorite, a favorite teammate, a gourmand and bon vivant, and one of the prolific athlete-philanthropists of all time, Rusty Staub. Le Grand Orange passed away yesterday at the age of 73. He’ll be so sorely missed.


 


Rest in peace, Rusty.


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Published on March 30, 2018 08:57 • 2 views

March 28, 2018

Jonah Keri covers the hot corner with 15-year MLB veteran Larry Parrish on being too shy as a kid to ask Mickey Mantle for an autograph; the huge influence (and incredible Louisiana accent) of superscout Mel Didier; Gene Mauch's vote of confidence; the...


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Published on March 28, 2018 09:28 • 3 views