On August 3rd, a reporter from Sports Illustrated spent five hours with me at Camden Yards.
On August 9th (as I mentioned on Twitter
), I got a phone call from a Sports Illustrated fact-checker. (Actually, I got three calls from her that day, but didn’t bother tweeting about each one.) She told me the article would be in the next issue.
Two hours ago, while walking through the Times Square subway station, I stopped at a newsstand and asked the gentleman behind the counter if he had the new issue of Sports Illustrated.
The answer was yes.
Here’s the cover…
…and here’s the article itself:
If you click on the image above and it opens up in a new window with the bottom chopped off, click here
to view it on my web site. Alternatively, you can read the piece here
on SI’s site.
Overall, I love the article. I think it’s beautifully written and captures the zany/positive nature of ballhawking. My only gripe is that it was originally slated to be a five- to six-page feature story, so it’s a shame that it got condensed to a single page. (Okay, I have one more gripe: the article didn’t mention my charity by name. It’s called Pitch In For Baseball
, and you can get more info about my fundraiser here
.) But I don’t mean to complain. It’s a real honor to be in the magazine.
Three more things of interest…
1) This is officially the first time in my life that I’ve ever been referred to as “wiry.”
This is the second time in my life that I’ve been featured in a pack-page article in Sports Illustrated. This was the first
3) I’m leaving for Citi Field in an hour…