I discussed the “minor league city downgrades” list on NPR over the weekend


That post I did last week about upgrades/downgrades between major and minor league cities got a lot of attention. People in El Paso and Cincinnati were particularly upset with me. But hey, if I lived in El Paso or Cincinnati I’d probably be upset a lot of the time too. It’d probably be my default mood, actually.

But most people did take it in the spirit of good fun — and completely subjectivity — in which it was intended. Even the folks at NPR’s “Only a Game” show, which invited me on to discuss the list on Saturday. Here’s the audio:


If you can’t listen to that where you are, there’s a transcript here.

So, NPR achievement: unlocked. Which gets me one step closer to my weird and likely singular lifelong dream of meeting Eleanor Beardsley.