Jeff Pearlman

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*52 Quazes II

I just want to thank everyone here for the overwhelming response, via posts, e-mails and Tweets. I love the Quazes—love writing them, love tracking down unique people, love asking questions that walk the line on convention. So it means a great deal to me that people enjoy them as much as I do.

In other words: The Quaz continues …

— Jeff

PS: If anyone has any Quaz suggestions, please hit me up, either here or at I’m not bullshitting when I say, “I’m all ears.”

PPS: Have been running like crazy lately. Last night took a six miler in the driving rain. It was cold, and windy enough that the water was coming down sorta sideways-ish. Almost went back inside, but sucked it up. If you’re a runner, or an aspiring runner, I strongly suggest braving the rain. It makes you run faster, and serves as the ultimate distractor from fatigue, foot pain, etc …

  • Mike Engle

    I think Steve Rushin would be an amazing Quaz guest…

  • LugubriousG

    I’d like to see you interview Harlan Ellison, RA Dickey, the naked cowboy, and that guy who wrote the classic video game, Thrillville: Off The Rails.

    Also: Screech.

  • I meant to write this a few days ago, but I’m glad that you’re continuing with the Quazes, they’re one of the internet highlights of my week.

    As far as another guest, go through a box of your old baseball cards and the first card you pick, interview the guy. I’m sure the world is waiting for an exclusive interview with Moose Haas.

  • Bobby Fetter

    I like the box of baseball cards idea. How about Geno Petralli?
    There’s got to be a story behind that mustache.

  • I’m glad you’re keeping this up. Your blog is a very enjoyable read each and every time. Thanks!

  • I nominate David Smith, the founder/driving force behind He’s part of an unsung group of baseball fanatics who have captured and preserved, play-by-play, so much of baseball’s history. I profiled him years ago for the U of Delaware magazine, after he so generously helped me with some freelance pieces that I wrote, but I am sure you could unearth a ton of great stuff.

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Once again, Jeff Pearlman has produced an exhaustively researched, elegantly written book that re-creates one of the most colorful and memorable teams of the modern era. No basketball fan's bookshelf will be complete without it.

— Seth Davis, author of Wooden: A Coach's Life