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.

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