News

Here’s where you can see quick updates of what I’ve been up to lately!

December 6, 2012: The tabletop basketball game I created, Basketball Bones, is released.

March 31, 2012: The News-Herald (Downriver area) has been picking up my weekly columns lately, including this one re: baseball players and retirement.

July 26, 2011: Was hired by 1-800 Hansons to be their Social Media specialist in an effort to broaden their client base. I start the position July 29.

July 6, 2011: Officially began as a celebrity and entertainment writer for Gather.com. My articles will appear about twice a week.

June 23, 2011: Announced plans to start my own media consulting group—providing writing and video services and excellent client services, plus media relations. Stay tuned!

January 21, 2011: Became a professional “free agent” when I was de-appointed from the Wayne County Commission by the new Chairman. (Had nothing to do with job performance; the hazards of working in the public sector!)

January 29, 2010: I was named Director of Public Information for the Wayne County Commission; I start the post on February 1.

November 29, 2009: I was a guest on Tommy Viola’s sports talk show on WXLV, out of Allentown, PA. Tommy asked me about Tigers’ hot stove talk.

November 18, 2009: My piece on Brendan Shanahan made it to the front page of both NHL.com and CBSSports.com.nhl.

November 5, 2009: My piece on Olympia Stadium made it to the front page of NHL.com.

October 13, 2009: I am now covering the NFC West for a new site called Fan Huddle.

October 1, 2009: I was selected by Bleacher Report to be their No. 1 writer for the Detroit Red Wings, which will also get me some exposure on NHL.com and on NHL teams’ official newsletters! Yay for me!

August 20, 2009: I was again a panelist on Joe Dexter’s “This Week in Detroit Tigers Baseball.” Click HERE for the link!!

August 5, 2009: I was again a panelist on Joe Dexter’s “This Week in Detroit Tigers Baseball.” Click HERE for the link!!

July 27, 2009: As promised, here’s the link to TWIDTB V, aka “This Week in Detroit Tigers Baseball V.”

July 23, 2009: I will be a guest, yet again, on Joe Dexter’s “This Week in Detroit Tigers Baseball.” I’ll post a link to the podcast here when it’s ready!

July 18, 2009: Well, I didn’t get the Lions correspondent gig (contest thru Bleacher Report and CBSSports.com), which is disappointing, but not enough to drag me down. Maybe there’s something else out there, right?

July 11, 2009: I again was a guest panelist on “This Week in Detroit Tigers Baseball”, hosted by Joe Dexter of Motor City Bengals Live. Click HERE for the MP3 podcast.

July 3, 2009: I was a guest panelist on “This Week in Detroit Tigers Baseball”, hosted by Joe Dexter of Motor City Bengals Live. Click HERE for the MP3 podcast.

June 30, 2009: I will be a guest panelist on This Week In Tigers Baseball, a podcast streamed via Joe Dexter’s Motor City Bengals. It gets underway at 7:00 PM LIVE ET. You can get more info here.

June 29, 2009: Our triumphant return to the radio!! “The Knee Jerks” on Blog Talk Radio will be back at 11 PM ET, as Big Al’s long road to recovery from back surgery nears its end!

June 9, 2009: I am now an assistant publicist for Eclectic Media Productions, a company that represents various clients, ranging from singers to financial planners to professional wrestlers.

June 8, 2009: Tonight’s episode of “The Knee Jerks” on Blog Talk Radio has been postponed due to Big Al’s major back surgery. Keep coming back here to get updates as to when we’re going to resume broadcasting!
Listen to The Knee Jerks on Blog Talk Radio

June 7, 2009: I achieved No. 1-ranked status as far as Detroit Red Wings writers go at Bleacher Report!

May 11, 2009: Just found out that I’m (for now) the No. 1-ranked Detroit Tigers writer at Bleacher Report! I’m pretty geeked. Now, how long can I retain the ranking? I’ll let you know. Also, I’m No. 10 among Lions writers, No. 6 among Pistons writers, and No. 4 among Red Wings writers.

Rankings are based on article frequency and content quality.

May 6, 2009: I officially submitted an application to be a Lions beat reporter for the 2009 NFL season thru Bleacher Report and CBSSports.com!

Thru May 29, content that I write on B/R, along with my application and experience, will be considered as one writer from each NFL city is selected to cover their team from training camp in July through the playoffs.

Wish me luck! I’ll keep you posted.

Ongoing: Currently I’m working on a huge project!

It’s a book on baseball–a joint venture with Tom Hannon of TheBaseballPage.com. Basically, Tom is crunching numbers and I’m putting words to those numbers.

The book will be presenting the All-Time teams for each of the 30 MLB franchises, based on OPS–a stat combining players’ on-base percentages with their slugging averages. Pitchers are ranked, too, based on a variety of criteria.

Tentatively titled “All-Time Best”, we hope to have the book available for order by the end of the summer!

I’ll keep you posted!