Wednesday, June 21, 2023

On the Beat With Bruce Miles

I have been a regular reader of Bruce Miles for many years. A sports writer, reporter and author, he is one of the best in the business.

Yesterday, I had the pleasure of interviewing Bruce to discuss the release of his book The Franchise: Chicago Cubs: A Curated History of the Cubs, co-written with Jesse Rogers, another long time fixture on the Chicago sports media scene. We also talked a bit about Bruce's career highlights, witnessing the World Series, his work with Athletes Unlimited sports and more.

Bruce talked about the freedom he had in picking his topics for The Franchise: Chicago Cubs: A Curated History of the Cubs, which is a big reason this book is unique among so many other books on the Cubs. At a hefty 256 pages, the book has plenty of great tales from Bruce and Jesse. With the amount of games both Bruce and Jesse have covered, there was a large pool from which to choose. There is also the possibility of a sequel. As an avid reader and fan of the Cubs, there is always room for another great book on my bookshelf, especially one written by a talent like Bruce.

Before I ended the interview, I took the opportunity to express my gratitude and appreciation for working the Athletes Unlimited press booth with him. As a long time fan of his work, it really was one of my big thrills.

Check out the interview at On the Beat With Bruce Miles. Then head to Amazon or your local book store and pick up The Franchise: Chicago Cubs: A Curated History of the Cubs.

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