Monday Oct. 19: I’ll take part in a forum about Yogi Berra at, where else, the Yogi Berra Museum and Learning Center at Montclair State University in New Jersey, 7 PM. Other panelists: two esteemed colleagues from the Times: Pulitzer-Prize winning Dave Anderson plus Harvey Araton, a/k/a the Rebbe of Roundball and chronicler of Yogi. Admission: $10. For information:
Friday, Oct. 23: I will be part of a panel “Selling Sport in the Cold War,” free to the public, 4:30 PM to 7 PM, at New York University’s Casa Italiana, 24 W. 12th St., New York, NY 10011. Panel members include: Amy Bass of The College of New Rochelle, Jeremy Schaap of ESPN and David McDonald of the University of Wisconsin. This is part of a two-day conference, The Global History of Sport in the Cold War, at NYU, Friday and Saturday. (Other events limited in space.) I was privileged to cover the Goodwill Games in Moscow in 1986 and Seattle in 1990 and often wrote about sport in the old Soviet bloc.) For information:
has filed an interview with, of all people, me.
It's on his blog. (Just past photo of rat!) My thanks for his interest. GV
David Vecsey's sweet tale of distant love before the Web, now NYT Podcast, narrated by Griffin Dunne. Please see: