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Legendary longtime former NY Times sportswriter Ira Berkow joins the podcast. Ira has a new book out, entitled It Happens Every Spring, which is a compilation of his best baseball writing. We discussed:
- The night he watched Stephen Strasburg pitch against the White Sox in Jerry Reinsdorf’s box, President Obama arrived, and was familiar with him because he’d read one of his books.
- How he got to the New York Times
- Marge Schott’s Nazi memorabilia; Billy Martin’s off-field issues
- What Donald Trump said about Bill Clinton during the Monica Lewinsky scandal, and why he didn’t publish it at the time.
- Why he laments that the art of the newspaper sports column is dwindling.
- His belief that Pete Rose and Shoeless Joe Jackson should be in the Hall of Fame.
Hope you enjoy!
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