My best work of 2017

I don’t compile a “Best of” list every December, but I felt compelled to for 2017.  That’s probably a good sign for how I feel about the work I did this year.  Some years I try to tackle a couple big projects, some years I take on a lot of little things.  This year I tried to do a little of both. Read the whole post

Putting my 10 favorite games on the map

Yesterday I unveiled my map.  At least I finally put it online.  In my apartment I have the real map, a giant one on a corkboard where I have pins in all the places I’ve been.  As a geography nerd who has spent the last 20 years pretty obsessed with sports travel, it’s become one of my favorite possessions.  I’ve wanted to move it online for a while now and I finally did yesterday.  Read the whole post

Thank you for making the Rio Olympics awesome


At some point during the Olympics— the days very much blur together at this point— I was sitting at my desk yammering about judo or handball or whitewater slalom kayak racing or something.  A coworker asked me if I was always into the Olympics this much, or if it was only because this year I was hosting a podcast.  I told him that the podcast existed because I love the Olympics, and not the other way around. Read the whole post

I’m launching a podcast

The Mitch Goldich Podcast FINAL LOGOTo start with the lede: I’m launching a podcast. You probably already figured that out from the headline.

Technically I’ve been launching a podcast for the past few months, today is just the day I can finally switch things into past tense and say that I’ve launched a podcast. You can already listen to Episode 1 on my site, or search for it and subscribe in the iTunes store. Read the whole post

My best work of 2014

It’s list season. Actually I might have missed list season. I’ve spent the last couple weeks reading all sorts of posts sharing the best books, movies, articles, cat photos, etc. of 2014. So I hope I’m not too late, waiting until December 31.

If I am late, it’s because I was a little hesitant at first to do this. It seems like a bit of a narcissistic exercise to put together my best work of the year. Read the whole post

Jimmy Rollins: Fifteen years with one shortstop

In case you missed it, I wrote my first story for Sports Illustrated Friday, about the symbolism of Jimmy Rollins being the first homegrown Phillies star to leave town.

One story wasn’t enough for me to get it all out of my system, so here’s a more personal take on what it’s been like to follow Rollins all these years.

Rollins’ first full season in the Major Leagues was in 2001. Read the whole post

Overdue Movie Review: Field of Dreams (1989)

Field of Dreams road
A photo of the road leading up to the Field of Dreams house I shot on a visit to the movie site in 2009.

I think deep down I always knew I’d get found out. I probably could have predicted exactly how it would go down too.

A couple months ago my brother and I went to a minor league baseball game in Las Vegas. Read the whole post

My week as the Red Hot Reporter

I’m back from London.

As I wrote in September, I won a contest sponsored by Virgin Atlantic to become their Red Hot Reporter during the NFL International Series game in London. After a week covering the Dolphins, Raiders and general fanfare, I figured I should write about the whole experience and compile all my work in one spot.

Then I got home, caught up on sleep, had a busy week and finally got around to it. Read the whole post

We did it: I’m going to London

I guess I’ll start with the lede: Virgin Atlantic chose me to be their Red Hot Reporter for the 2014 International Series in London. I’ll be flying across the pond next week to cover the fan activities, team practices and the Raiders/Dolphins game in Wembley Stadium.

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I'm blogging (again)

I’m blogging (again)

Welcome to my new blog!

This is the first post, where I’m supposed to explain my reasons for launching the blog.  I know this because I’m kind of experienced.  You see, this is the fourth different personal blog I’ve launched.

My first blog, An Incaviglia Truth, chronicled my 2007 trip to all 30 MLB stadiums in one summer.  The blog ended when I ran out of stadiums. Read the whole post