Doug Gladstone's A Bitter Cup of Coffee is an engaging, critically acclaimed book focused on the lack of pensions for former Major League Baseball players. He recently caught up with the The Huffington Post via email to answer some questions about A Bitter Cup of Coffee.
Media and close friends who won't go near the Old McCourt Place after dark painted pictures of a treacherous pit, a crumbling baseball castle surrounded by shadowy parking lots, and plagued by roving, foulmouthed, bloodthirsty gang members.
If you aren't familiar with Sedaris, listen to "Santaland Diaries" -- a diary of his Christmas as an elf at Macy's -- which catapulted him to fame. It generated more requests for tapes than any story in Morning Edition history.