Coverage roundup: 'After Hours with Amy Lawrence' and other media appearances
Highlighting some recent interviews discussing by book about Ken Caminiti.
I've had lots of interviews and media appearances these past few days in support of Playing Through the Pain (available now wherever books are sold!) and I wanted to share them with you.
In no particular order:
I appreciate the thoughtful conversation I had with “After Hours with Amy Lawrence” for CBS Sports Radio. We dug deep on the journey to bring this book forward and the impacts of Ken's explosive Sports Illustrated cover story, the way things have changed for players today, and the burden those close to Ken have carried in wondering if, or how, they could have helped him.
The Pandemic Baseball Book Club -- an awesome group full of awesome writers with awesome books -- profiled Playing Through the Pain in its weekly newsletter with a Q&A.
I appeared on "High Noon with Nate Lucas" on 590 The Fan in St. Louis to talk about Ken's impact and legacy.
I valued the opportunity to stop by "The Bern with Mitch" with special guest Logan, a middle school-aged Mets fan. Ken Caminiti's name isn't one that typically resonates for younger baseball fans (I’m hoping that changes, obviously). And sure, elements of Ken's story aren't for everyone. But I think there are universal lessons about doing what makes you happy and talking to people when you have problems, and in terms of the book, leaning into the things that interest you and pursuing your passions, because that was really the genesis of this book for me -- childhood fandom and an interest in Ken.
On "Warren in the Morning" for Radio Kingston WKNY 1490 AM, I spoke about Ken’s athletic talent (which was present before he started using steroids) and his stint with Texas in 2001, when the A-Rod circus came to town and Ken had his dogs with him in spring training.
I also had a lot of fun talking about Ken for "The Happy Hour with King Hap" -- it was a loose conversation that covered a lot of ground (we even talked about Ken being floated in a potential Red Sox-Astros trade involving Wade Boggs in the late 1980s, the Jeff Bagwell-Larry Andersen highway robbery, and our appreciation for 1990s baseball).