radio, radioApril 9, 2010
An interview with me will be part of the National Public Radio show Only a Game tomorrow (April 10). At most NPR affiliates, the show will air at 7 a.m., but check the stations listed here to see if a station near you is carrying the show, and at what time. It will also air on XM Public Radio (XM 133 and Sirius 196) tomorrow at 7 a.m. eastern.
Update: The April 10 show is now available to listen to as a podcast on the Only a Game site. (My interview comes on ten or so minutes before the end; in other words, if the show were played simultaneously with any episode of the old Incredible Hulk TV program, the beginning of my inteview would synch perfectly with Bill Bixby’s second rage-spurred metamorphosis into Lou Ferrigno.)
Also, Asylum.com has a card-by-card interview with me that explores the glory of the 1970s through Reggie, Rollie, and the headless Cubs of 1977, among others.
Thanks for indulging this temporary departure from the normal life of this blog. I can tell that I’m going to be writing about my baseball cards for years to come, and not just because the majority of the cards that I got in my childhood still remain unsung. It’s also because I just don’t feel right when there’s not a baseball card presiding over my days by virtue of it appearing in the upper left-hand of this blog. Without a card in the upper left corner, I feel like life is a little thinner, and like I don’t have anything to hold onto. But things at the moment are a little different. As a friend said recently, referring to my book, “You’re going to have to go against your nature and promote.” I have found that this veering from my nature has also made life feel a little thinner. (I kinda prefer to remain invisible, hidden inside my house of cards.)