November 8, 2008

Babe Ruth Is Underrated

I recently did a phone interview with Brent Stevens from Babe Ruth Central. There are nine audio clips here.

13 comments:

L-girl said...

I love that pic.

Jere said...

Ah, the perfect time to tell the story of your Babe book possibly appearing in Fever Pitch... (Or did I miss it?)

L-girl said...

Anybody else having trouble getting those audio links to work?

Jere said...

Doesn't seem very Mac-friendly.

L-girl said...

Well, I don't use a Mac, and I couldn't open the links either at home or work. I'd really like to hear the interview!

redsock said...

It's the usual stuff: my writing background (only 16!), genesis of the book (with you at YS), outline of book, peanut vendor/sudbury/ralph sheridan, Boston reaction of Ruth sale was 50-50, media has simplistic way of portraying Ruth (fat, liked kids, HR), no one compares to Ruth (think Santana crossed with Pujols), Ruth drew lots of non-baseball fans to the game.

There. That's it.

Jere said...

I meant that I couldn't hear it either, when I said it wasn't Mac friendly. Thanks for the Cliffs Notes, Allan.

Jeff in PA said...

The links worked for me and it was great to put a voice with the blog!

Last month my wife and I visited the Hall in Cooperstown and they have a special display for Ruth. She asked me if he was really that much of a great player or was it just hype. I told her we'd buy a copy of Allan's book to at least tell the early part of the story.

Just wanted to say thanks!

phil said...

If you poke around long enough, you can find the mp3 files directly.

phil said...

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Seven.

Eight.

Nine.

The numbering's a bit weird on the files, but there they are.

L-girl said...

Thanks Phil!

There. That's it.

I know what it says. I just like to hear it. I'm a fan.

redsock said...

She asked me if he was really that much of a great player or was it just hype. I told her we'd buy a copy of Allan's book to at least tell the early part of the story.

Cool. Thanks!

Check out Leigh Montville's "The Big Bam". Superb bio that came out a few years ago. I recommend it without reservation.

L-girl said...

She asked me if he was really that much of a great player or was it just hype.

Oh man. Under-rated for sure. Enjoy the book!