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July 22, 2011


Anna- Enjoyed your story on Grantland today. What an interesting way to look at Cobb through a home where he lived. I wondered if you've ever read the book Peach by Richard Bak. It came out in 2005 and is a very good read.

Thanks, Terry - cheers! I haven't read Peach, but I did use another Richard Bak book about Ty Cobb as a source. It was this one: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/ty-cobb-richard-bak/1003308741

Fantastic article! Great representation of Detroit. Will you be contributing regularly to Grantland?

On a side note: if you're interested in joining an online discussion of For Whom the Bell Tolls let me know.

Thank you for your posting your article on Grantland. It was really a great, well written article and I thoroughly enjoyed it.

Thank you, Patrick and Ben -- I really appreciate it! Patrick, there is no regular schedule for it, but yes, I expect to continue contributing articles to Grantland again in the future. Which I'm quite excited about!

Although I'm sure you've heard it many times today, I wanted to say that I really enjoyed the piece on Grantland (which lead me here). I thought it was sober and interesting--not a neat metaphor which is supposed to give definite answers.


Chris, that is quite kind of you to say -- thank you for taking the time to write!

Great article on Grantland. I very much enjoyed the read. My grandfather, Ty Cobb (named after the ballplayer), befriended the baseball player Ty Cobb in his later years of life when he had a house out at Lake Tahoe. My grandfather definitely fell into the category of a romantic, but he did share many stories of how Ty Cobb helped out the communities (including being part of "Ty Cobb Night" where we have a picture of the ballplayer, my grandfather Ty and my Uncle Ty). We are fortunate to have heard some interesting stories about the ballplayer from my grandfather as well as inherit some nice Ty Cobb memorabilia! Your article did a great job of intertwining Ty Cobb's character and the city of Detroit. Well done!

I truly think this is an awesome thing I was born in warren, MI and I'm a huge detroit tigers fan. I didn't have the pleasure of growing up in Michigan since my mom remarried when I was super young and was moved to Las Vegas, NV where I lived the majority of my life. I know this is an old article now but I just came across it today and I'm so happy to know that this historical place still exists in a place that has become an almost forbidden zone. (Detroit) being that I'm 30 years old and growing up in a place with no historical sporting attributes besides I guess the 1990's unlv running rebels basketball team I felt the need to comment and simply say thank you for posting this. I hope one day I will be able to make it back to Michigan and see this home with my very eyes which I'm sure if I do my cheeks will be covered in tears for none other than the fact that the greatest baseball player of all time lived there. Thank you for this awesome article and have a great 2014. GO TIGERS!!!!

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