Super excited today to have the great Joe Posnanski, author, podcaster, and writer at The Athletic, on the show. We talk about his life growing up in Ohio and Charlotte, the struggle to find his career path, the crazy amount of talent assembled at the unlikely Kansas City Star, the controversy attached to his Paterno book, whether Nicklaus vs. Watson is the greatest rivalry in golf history, the gorgeous, insular world of North Carolina USTA tennis, and, of course, BASEBALL. Lots of baseball.
You can read Joe’s excellent piece “The Promise,” discussed on the podcast, here, and find his podcast with the great Michael Schur here. And check out the wonderful tribute to Negro League baseball, Tipping Your Cap, here.