NPR today, updated book release ahead for ultimate Cubs fan Steve Goodman’s biographer Clay Eals

Tonight in Chicago, the Cubs are playing Game 4 of the World Series against the Cleveland Indians – the Cubs’ first World Series since 1945. If you’re a Cubs fan, you likely are familiar with the late Steve Goodman‘s songs “A Dying Cubs Fan’s Last Request” and “Go Cubs Go.” The man who literally wrote the book on Steve Goodman (photo at right by Bob Sirott) is West Seattleite Clay Eals, and that landed him on NPR this morning, as several WSB readers mentioned to us. If you missed it, the audio clip of his interview with NPR’s Scott Simon is above.

Eals’s award-winning book “Steve Goodman: Facing the Music” was first published in 2007 but has just been updated for a fourth printing that ECW Press will release in mid-December. You can pre-order a copy here.

SIDE NOTE: You almost certainly know Eals as executive director of the Southwest Seattle Historical Society. Its annual benefit brunch happens to be exactly a week away – tickets are still available, here.

3 Replies to "NPR today, updated book release ahead for ultimate Cubs fan Steve Goodman's biographer Clay Eals"

  • Susan October 29, 2016 (10:27 pm)

    Fun to be listening to NPR news this morning and…”I know someone by that name.”  Then, “I know that voice!”  Way to go, Clay.  You do us proud.

  • LauraWM October 29, 2016 (11:54 pm)

    Way to go, Clay!!

  • Blbl October 30, 2016 (11:50 am)

    Wonderful interview, Clay.   Great job!   I woke up to this yesterday, what a cool surprise!

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