Vladimir Guerrero Had Hubris, And He Had Balls

Grantland’s Jonah Keri on His Beloved and Extinct Montreal Expos

What if I told you that there was a fun-loving, oft-forgotten baseball squad that wouldn't earn five minutes in a Ken Burns documentary because they always leaned more "Pee-wee's Playhouse" than PBS? A team that featured announcers calling knuckleballs balles papillon (the latter being the word for butterfly in… » 4/24/14 10:31am 4/24/14 10:31am

I'm Jonah Keri, World Authority On The Expos. Any Questions For Me?

Jonah Keri, staff writer for Grantland and author of Up, Up, & Away, will be hanging out in the comments below for the next hour or so, ready to take your questions on the Montreal Expos, bagels, and whatever else comes to mind. Have at it. » 3/28/14 12:55pm 3/28/14 12:55pm

Jonah Keri—author of Up, Up and Away, the swell new history of the Montreal Expos—will be by at 1:00 pm Eastern tomorrow to take your questions on murdered baseball franchises and such. Go check out this excerpt from the book so you'll have something to talk to him about. [Grantland] » 3/27/14 4:58pm 3/27/14 4:58pm

Grantland's Jonah Keri Picks The Giants In Seven; ESPN's Jonah Keri…

Today on Grantland, a pair of World Series preview pieces: Rany Jazayerli on why the Tigers could win, and Jonah Keri on how the Giants could take home the championship. Both men predict the series will go seven games—Jazayerli takes Detroit; Keri, San Francisco. Also on ESPN.com: a list of experts' World Series picks » 10/24/12 4:25pm 10/24/12 4:25pm

Bill Simmons, Malcolm Gladwell, And The Dirty Secret Of The MIT Sports…

The Joke That Started It All
Shortly after 9 a.m. Friday, in a big gray conference room in a big gray convention center, 1,500 people—mostly white, mostly male, mostly clad in business suits—roar with laughter. Jeff Van Gundy, the former Knicks and Rockets coach and current ESPN analyst, has just cracked wise. Jeff… » 3/10/11 2:32pm 3/10/11 2:32pm

The Devil In Tampa: Remembering The Penny-Pinching, Snack-Policing,…

In his new book, author Jonah Keri covers the rise of the Tampa Bay Rays under the stewardship of two Goldman Sachs alums and a private equity banker, who in 2008 managed to do to the rest of the American League what some of their former colleagues were doing to the U.S. economy. Before their arrival, however, there… » 3/09/11 12:00pm 3/09/11 12:00pm

Jonah Keri Cheats Death

"A deafening series of violent bumps. A patch of thickly clustered trees. A terrified scream. A sickening crash," writes the great Jonah Keri, in what has to be the most improbable and life-affirming story you'll read all day. [JonahKeri.com] » 8/30/09 1:45pm 8/30/09 1:45pm