Sports Media with Richard Deitsch

Tom Verducci on Roger Angell and the art of baseball writing

Tom Verducci on Roger Angell and the art of baseball writing

Sports Media with Richard Deitsch - May 24, 2022 - 51:44

Episode 207 of the Sports Media Podcast features a conversation with Tom Verducci, the senior writer for Sports Illustrated and Fox Sports and MLB Network game, studio analyst and reporter. In this podcast Verducci discusses the life and times of Roger Angell, the brilliant baseball writer who passed away last week at age 101; Verducci’s piece on Angell in 2014 titled, “The Passion of Roger Angell: The best baseball writer in America is also a fan”; spending time with Angell at his home in Maine; why Angell can never be duplicated given he connected Babe Ruth to Shohei Ohtani; how Angell approached baseball writing in his later years; Angell’s late start to writing baseball at 41; the literary family Angell grew up in; the luxury Angell had in writing longform; Josh Donaldson’s comments on Tim Anderson; the Mets under owner Steven Cohen; Joe Davis replacing Joe Buck; the legend of Sandy Koufax, and more. You can subscribe to this podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, and more.

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The Sports Media Podcast with Richard Deitsch is a weekly show that features interviews with members of the sports media about their work, as well as roundtables with sports media reporters about television, digital, audio/radio, print, and other forms of media. You can read Richard’s work at The Athletic and hear his words at Sportsnet 590 The Fan in Toronto.

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