Monthly Archives: October 2011

The Theatrical: Characters Welcome

My new book “Pass the Nuts” is coming out in early November. Here’s a preview of the book– taken from Chapter 34. The movie about Cleveland gangster Danny Greene, Kill the Irishman, featured several references to the Theatrical Restaurant on … Continue reading

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“Pass the Nuts” has arrived

My new book Pass The Nuts has arrived from the printer. Look for it in bookstores in the next week or so. You can pre-order your printed copy, or buy the ebook, from Amazon.com or BN.com today. I’ve posted a couple of sample stories (with more … Continue reading

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Gene Hickerson: Elvis Took His Calls

My new book “Pass the Nuts” is coming out in early November. Here’s a preview of the book– taken from Chapter 4. It was a few years too late when Gene Hickerson was elected to the Pro Football Hall of … Continue reading

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Where’s the Gratitude?

Very few NFL owners were represented at Pat Modell’s funeral service in Baltimore Monday. In fact, I didn’t see anybody except Steve Bisciotti, the owner of the Ravens, and virtually his entire front office, which was understandable. The former commissioner … Continue reading

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Killed the Wrong Guy

All I do is go to funerals anymore.  A full house at St. Raphael’s Church in Bay Village said goodby to my old friend Mike Hayes, 72, one of the funniest guys we ever knew.     His older brother, Terry, … Continue reading

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Mike Cleary: Fired by Steinbrenner

My new book “Pass the Nuts” is coming out in early November. Here’s a preview of the book– taken from Chapter 1. Mike Cleary was the first person ever fired by George Steinbrenner and it was the best thing that … Continue reading

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Alge Turns Lake Erie Green

As my brother-in-law Craig Andrews and I sailed his boat from Rocky River to Vermilion for its annual winter storage last Saturday, we witnessed up close and personal the algae that threaten Lake Erie.    Somewhere in the vicinity of … Continue reading

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When Mel Rose Went Bust

With the start of the NBA season postponed, there is much handwringing in the media about the effect of a shutdown on the ordinary workers who earn a living off the NBA, such as the ushers and vendors inside the building. … Continue reading

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“Moneyball” — Cleveland fans should see it

Indians fans should see the current Brad Pitt movie, “Moneyball,” because it’s a fascinating baseball movie with a strong Cleveland connection. It’s the true story of Oakland A’s general manager Billy Beane’s approach to building a small market team with a tight … Continue reading

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