|Contributor since:||March 2009|
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
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.
Because I like a new quality thing! And because usually when people mix politics and baseball, it's just awful.
My Other Website
What I'm Currently Addicted To...
Crappy memoirs of 1970s baseball managers and players.
This Is Annoying Me...
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.
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."