Over the winter, I was fortunate enough to interview longtime baseball writer Robert Creamer. He gave a fantastic interview, one that could’ve ran anywhere and is a must-read for any baseball fan or aspiring writer. Creamer and I have kept in contact since then, and I feel lucky to consider him one of my mentors. From the beginning of our association, Bob, as he insisted I call him, has been generous with his time and I enjoy exchanging emails with him.
Now, I’d like to return the favor.
It’s Friday evening in California as I write this, and in a few hours, Bob turns 90. For my present to him, I’d like to do something that a blog lends itself perfectly to. I’d like to invite anyone reading to share in the comment section below about how Bob has touched them, what his writing has meant. It shouldn’t be too hard. Bob did great work in his 30 years at Sports Illustrated and wrote the definitive biographies on Casey Stengel and Babe Ruth. (For what it’s worth, I think the Hall of Fame is well overdue on honoring Bob in its writers’ exhibit.)
Bob checks his email regularly, at least daily generally, and I’ll be sending him a link to this page after there’s at least a few comments here. Let’s put a smile on his face and wish him a happy 90th birthday.