Category Archives: Sports

This is what Cinderella looks like in September

[SB Nation] In Boston a few weeks back, I met a librarian who, like me, hails from Indiana. Actually, she hailed from Terre Haute, and like everyone else who’s lived there she had a Larry Bird story. Her dad used … Continue reading

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Is Bob Castellini the best owner in baseball?

[New York Times] In yesterday’s New York Times, I made the case that, yes, the Reds’ boss  is the best in the baseball — and certainly the best in the Reds’ recent history. There’s some fun stuff in there about Marge Schott … Continue reading

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Xavier’s next great team

[Cincinnati CityBeat] As part of their cover package on the NCAAs, Cincinnati CityBeat asked me to write about Xavier’s lost season. The Musketeers didn’t just whiff on the NCAAs — they whiffed on the NIT, too. But as I argue … Continue reading

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A profile of Vito Montelli

[New York Times] In today’s New York Times, I’ve got a long profile of Vito Montelli, who coached the boys’ basketball team at St. Joseph High School for 50 years — and to 11 Connecticut state championships. Montelli’s a great … Continue reading

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A profile of Aroldis Chapman (plus an annotated bibliography!)

[Cincinnati Magazine] Just in time for spring training, you can read my long profile of Aroldis Chapman in the March issue of Cincinnati Magazine. While the Reds did not cooperate with the story, I still talked to a ton of people. … Continue reading

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