As They See 'em
A Fan's Travels in the Land of Umpires
Publication Date: August 2009
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About the Author
Bruce Weber, a reporter for the "New York Times", began his career in publishing as a fiction editor at "Esquire". His first piece for the "Times" was a profile of Raymond Carver for the Sunday magazine in 1983, and he has been on staff at the newspaper since 1986 as an editor, metro reporter, national cultural correspondent, theater columnist and theater critic, among other things. His writing about baseball includes three cover stories for the "Times Magazine" (for whom he has also profiled E. L. Doctorow, Martin Cruz Smith, the Harvard Admissions Department, the New York Public Library and Cher) and he has regularly contributed first-person essays and participatory features to the paper. These include accounts of several bicycle journeys (from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City and from San Francisco to New York City, among them); of a walk the length of Broadway, from Yonkers to the Battery; of canoeing down the Hudson; of skating on all of New York City's skating rinks and of batting in all of New York City's batting cages. He has written for "Sports Illustrated", "Sport, Esquire, Manhattan Inc., Vogue, Mademoiselle, Redbook, Harpers' Bazaar", the "Hartford Courant" and the "St. Petersburg Times". He is the author, with the dancer Savion Glover, of "Savion! My Life in Tap" (William Morrow, 2000), and the editor of "Look Who's Talking: An Anthology of Voices in the Modern American Short Story" (Washington Square Press, 1986).p>Charley Steiner has worked as an anchor for ESPN's SportsCenter and as a play-by-play commentator for Major League Baseball on both ESPN and ESPN Radio. Prior to working at ESPN, Steiner handled morning sports reports and play-by-play for the New York Jets at WABC Radio in New York City. He currently teams with John Sterling to broadcast New York Yankees baseball on WABC-AM.