I was recently contacted by Paul Semendinger, an educator, who happens to be a big baseball fan in general and a New York Yankees fan in particular. He keeps up with the stream of baseball books constantly being published and he asked to interview me for his blog, Start Spreading the News. (If that titled doesn’t say “Yankee fan,” I don’t know what does, lol!) It was an honor to be asked and a pleasure to participate. His questions regarding the state of baseball were intelligent and insightful, and I got to talk about Boots Poffenberger, the connection between baseball and religion, and the general state of the game.
Please visit his page and read the interview at https://startspreadingthenews.blog/start-spreading-the-news/ag040722
The interview held my interest from the beginning to its conclusion. I found the comparison of Babe Ruth’s early beginnings to Moses’ quite insightful. When I cheered my son’s little league team on, decades ago, I had as much team loyalty and passion for the game as the fans that had cheered for their major league teams decades ago.
Moms make the best fans! Thanks for commenting, Vonnie.
Nice interview. Enjoy reading your takes on the general state of baseball. I tend to agree that MLB has become too much of a business, and fans that want to watch the game for its purity do gravitate to the Little League, High School and College level. I want to love MLB today like it is the 1960s, but the owners/GMs make it difficult. As a baseball fanatic, and one who grew up learning to play the game in the 1960’s I always believe that was baseball at its best. All the best.
Thanks for commenting, Bruce. I think there many of us who feel the same way, but clearly, MLB doesn’t care. Very short-sighted on their part.