By Brianne Miller, LCI
The image of the sportswriter’s world is pretty limited to those of us on the outside — endless hotdogs at the ballpark, squabbles in the locker rooms and tough-talking reporters jostling for the biggest story. Steve Kettmann paints a different story in a book of essays dedicated to the memories of ESPN’s Pedro Gomez, a beloved sports reporter who passed away suddenly in February 2021. Steve convinced hardened sports media personalities and sports stars to open up about how one man affected their outlook on life, not just the business they all participated in.
LCI’s own Robin Carr contributed an essay to “Remember Who You Are: What Pedro Gomez Showed Us About Baseball and Life.” She put us in touch with Steve to take a few minutes to talk about the process behind publishing this book. For more information visit www.thegomezrules.com or purchase on Amazon.
Learn more about Steve’s book, “Remember Who You Are: What Pedro Gomez Showed Us About Baseball and Life”:
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The Power and Glory of Sportswriting – New York Times
ESPN Remembers Pedro Gomez – ESPN
The sportswriter’s job: Is it harder in today’s digital age than it was when print was our key news source? – Sports Broadcast Journal