That Time Satchel Paige Went to The Dominican To Pitch for a Dictator

Satch in DR
My latest is up at The National Pastime Museum, concerning the turbulent times of Satchel Paige and a handful of Negro Leaguers lured to the Dominican to help win support for dictator Rafael Trujillo … at gunpoint.
Articles, The Baseball Codes

Come On Down and Chat

My latest is up over at the National Pastime Museum: Partly about Gabby Hartnett’s fabled “Homer in the Gloaming,” which propelled the Cubs to the 1938 pennant, but mostly about the largely forgotten leadup that helped it endure.

I’ll be chatting about it today at 1 p.m. EST. Come on by for a visit.

Homer Gloaming



Sports Illustrated Meets the Code

Today’s news: The kickoff of my new column for Sports, covering — what else?

Last month I wrote in this space about the spate of verbal indiscretions committed by people around baseball who should really know better. Since that time, it’s only gotten worse. A natural topic to start with.

The SI pieces will be coming roughly ever couple weeks, and I’ll republish them here. I’ll still be writing regularly for this blog, as well. Enjoy.

– Jason