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I cover baseball -- some Cubs, some White Sox and lots of everything else. Consider it baseball a la carte. I write an Inside Baseball column every Sunday, and other columns as events dictate, with my busiest times of year the playoffs, spring training, All-Star Game and Hall of Fame induction. Nothing's better than when the Chicago teams are competitive.
Baseball has been my specialty since 1984, first at the Dallas Times Herald and Dallas Morning News, and the Tribune since 1997, when Albert Belle and Terry Bevington introduced me to Chicago. I grew up in the Dallas area and attended college at the University of North Texas before beginning my career at the Shreveport Journal, Albuquerque Journal and Florida Times Union (Jacksonville). I've written three books, mostly recently "Ernie Banks: Mr. Cub and the Summer of '69,'' which was released in 2011. Previously I wrote "Say It's So'' on the 2005 White Sox and "The Impossible Takes a Little Longer,'' on the Texas Rangers.
Love my Neil Young and most other kinds of music, with an ear for new artists and artists from Texas. Midlake qualifies nicely on both counts. I also enjoy movies and style (seriously). Love to travel (Italy, yes!). Love my son and daugher, my wife and our home together. I can sometimes be found playing golf or reading. Librarians rock!