Alan Mindell is a baseball lifer who started in little-league, played college ball at Cal. Berkley, and played a handful of games with the California Angels Rookie Ball team. We chat about how he found his love for the game, what it is like to attend a major league tryout, and about how baseball can act as the fabric that ties together relationships that might not exist as deeply without it.
Alan is also the author of a novel titled The Closer which is about a career minor-leaguer who finally gets his shot at the big leagues after developing a knuckleball late in his career. Alan shares how writing keeps his love of baseball alive now that his career as a ballplayer is over, and how his playing days influenced the plot line of his novel.
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