Last week, I spoke with Jason Kendall, the former major league veteran and co-author of the new book, Throwback: A Big-League Catcher Tells How the Game Is Really Played.
This week, we have his collaborator, Lee Judge, who blogs about the KC Royals for the Kansas City Star, but is perhaps more widely recognized as the newspaper’s award-winning political cartoonist.
Judge’s artwork has appeared in hundreds of newspapers and magazines including The New York Times, Washington Post, Chicago Sun-Times, Boston Globe, and National Review, among others. His cartoons have also been featured on Good Morning America, the MacNeil/Lehrer Newshour, and C-SPAN and he has been a guest lecturer at numerous schools and colleges. But baseball has always been a passion and Judge and his partnership with Kendall has produced a wonderful analysis of the game that is a must-read for anyone interested in the way pro players’ minds work (or should work).
Judge is also a good sport, willing to put his money (so to speak) where his mouth is, as evidenced in this video:
And the aftermath (not for the faint of heart):