Hi. I’m Joe. I’m a writer. This is JoeBlogs.
Those words, “I’m a writer,” feel a bit boastful to me, even after 30-plus years of writing for a living. But I guess there’s really no denying it at this point. I’ve written six books — the last a 2.7-pound beast called The Baseball 100 — and millions of other words in places like Sports Illustrated, The Kansas City Star, NBC Sports, The Athletic, etc. I wrote the movie that they show several times daily at the Baseball Hall of Fame. And you should see some of the texts I write.
I also co-host The PosCast, a podcast where Michael Schur — a comedy writer and showrunner who you only know as “Mose” from The Office — and I mostly argue about fruit pie and lament the Yankees’ inevitability.
Here’s a photo of Mike and me and some other guy named Nick or something at Wrigley Field.
JoeBlogs is basically an open door into my mind.
Everything spills out here, most of it revolving around baseball, but there’s also some football stuff, some tennis stuff, some golf stuff, basketball, music, travel, movies, Olympics, Buck O’Neil memories, infomercials, family, complaints about people backing into parking spots, science, hockey, chess, magic, Billy Joel loathing, soccer, pretty much anything and everything except politics, which we try to avoid even if not everybody believes that.
What I can promise you are words. Lots of words. I do tend to go overboard on words — such as the 60,000-or-so word baseball preview I did leading into the 2022 season. As I write this About section, I’m hard at work on my next big project “Ten Who Missed,” a companion to The Baseball 100, which will feature, yes, ten players who just missed.
There is a free version and a paid version of JoeBlogs. Both contain lots of words, though perhaps some of the better words are in the paid version. Well, ain’t that America. I’d of course be appreciative if you subscribed and helped me put two daughters through college. Here’s an easy button to subscribe.
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