A Band of Misfits: Chat with Andy Baggarly

Posted By on April 9, 2011 5:29 pm

Today I sat down in the Giants dugout with Andy Baggarly, author of A Band of Misfits, the definitive story of the 2010 World Champion Giants. I just started reading the book and so far I like it. I obviously followed the Giants pretty closely, and I’ve already learned a few things.

Funny story: When my review copy arrived, I showed my wife and her first question was: “Isn’t that the book that you should have written?” My initial thought was that I didn’t write it because I was simply too lazy. Really, though, it’s more than that. I couldn’t have written it. Not as well as Baggs, anyway. This is a book that could only be written by someone who covered the Giants on an everyday basis for years. The story didn’t just start in 2010. It started years before that, and Baggs was there the whole time.

Anyway, here’s my talk with Baggs. Enjoy.


One Response to “A Band of Misfits: Chat with Andy Baggarly”

  1. Marvin says:

    Interesting interview; I wonder if he looked back at his game stories as sources for what he wanted to write about. Even if he knew toward the end of the playoffs that he wanted to write a book, it would have been hard to bring together events of the season, and previous ones, and in a hurry.

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