He trimmed the ivy at Wrigley Field. Infiltrated Cleveland’s ticket scalpers. Rode a bobsled in Salt Lake City and toured the graveyard that is the Silverdome. Author Rafi Kohan shares the best stories from 13 months visiting America’s most interesting sports venues for his new book.
He grew up 30 miles from Philadelphia and now covers the Phillies for the city’s two main papers. Matt Gelb talks about life on the beat, taking a year off to cover crimes and courts, and picks the second-best Phillies player of all-time.
His grandmother attended the last World Series game the Cubs played in, and now he’ll get to do the same. Oh yeah, and his latest season covering the Chicago Bulls starts the same week! ESPN Chicago’s Nick Friedell talks being a Cubs fan right now, how he landed his great gig, and who wins a 1-on-1 matchup between prime LeBron and Jordan.
San Diego Padres beat writer AJ Cassavell talks how he waited 6 years to land his job, state of the Padres, and what makes an MLB.com gig different from his “traditional” media peers. Plus, he dishes on everything from the best press box in MLB to his scorching hot takes on In-N-Out and Dippin’ Dots. Visit mikejanela.com for more.