Matt Welch

Matt Welch

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Contributor since:March 2009
Location:Washington, D.C.

About Me

Matt Welch is editor in chief of Reason magazine.



I'm Known For...

Writing a book about John McCain? Editing the world's greatest libertarian magazine? Helping popularize the terrible word "warblog"? Who knows?

My Current Project

Getting my True/Slant page up and running!

My Greatest Achievement

Marrying Emmanuelle Richard. Without coercion, even.

My Biggest Regret

Not keeping better notes.

I Truly Respect

The Angels organization.

Moments I'd Like To Forget

No, I'm not ready to talk about Spud O'Neil yet.

How I Pay For This Wardrobe

The shirt off my back is stolen, so....

Blocks I've Been Around

H&R, mostly.

Things That Really Happened

I played in a high school cover band with future pinch-hitting star Dave Hansen. Was on the same JV team as Damion Easley. Larry Casian struck me out on a 3-2 slider in one of my last competitive ABs. Grew up on the same street as Eric Neel and Rich Lederer. Spent plenty of time in the company of Eddie Roebuck, Norm Larker, Tip Lefevbre & their various sons.

Where I'd Like To Be 10 Years From Now

Away from Washington, D.C.

Why True/Slant

Because I like a new quality thing! And because usually when people mix politics and baseball, it's just awful.

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What I'm Currently Addicted To...

Crappy memoirs of 1970s baseball managers and players.

This Is Annoying Me...

Jim Bunning

This Is Making Me Worry...

What, me worry?

This Is Bringing Me Joy...

Howie Kendrick's swing

I'm Running From...

Walk, don't run

This Is Helping Me Create...


This Is Making Me Think - Hard...

Figuring out why no one -- including the man himself -- never wrote a book about Gene Mauch.

This Makes My Teeth Itch

Filling out dorky Internet questionnaires!

Can't Do Without

April, and also May, June, July, October, September, and October.

Favorite Voices

Vin Scully, Carl Wilson

My Most Awkward Moment

My final competitive baseball AB, in Connie Mack league -- dude jams me so terribly that I'm knocked off balance and literally fall on my face running to first base. I can hear the 3Bman laughing at me while he throws.

My Secret Ambition

To have my 4th baseball book be entitled "Tommy Lasorda: The Worst Person in the World."

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