This is the home for long-form interviews — more extensive than the In Appreciation section.

I love talking to players about their careers: the highs and lows, the memorable plays, moments, seasons, teams. I try to do my homework, be respectful of their talent, and bring out the best in them.

I also try to stay away from the repetitive, impersonal, mundane questions that these players are pestered with to no end. I want to bring a different perspective, with a bit more depth than the typical “what was your greatest game?” stuff.

That’s the goal. 

Randy Walraven: Texan with a big arm

Barry Moss: A baseball lifer

George Sucarichi: Shortstop and storyteller

Marlon Styles: Heart and soul of the Emeralds

Tom and Kathy Watkins

Bill Bird: Born to be a ballplayer

George McPherson: The Engine of the Emeralds

Mark Lucich

Mickey Duval

Lynn Jones

John Underwood

John Harrison Part II: A second career

John Harrison Part 1: Playing days

Paul Moskau

Paul Moskau part 2: Chatting about this and that

Eric Soderholm Part II: Life after baseball

Eric Soderholm Part I: Playing days

Steve Foucault

Jim Maloney pt. 1: The Playing Days

Jim Maloney pt. 2: His Biggest Victory

Bill Brown

Dave Bristol

George Culver

Greg Pryor

Jim Kern

Larry Dierker

Pat Zachry

Dave Bristol

Fred Norman