Found December 18, 2012 on Hugging Harold Reynolds:
If you are looking for a last minute holiday gift for anyone, might I suggest you look at Gregory Jordan’s biography on former Kansas City Royals slugger (and poster boy for 80’s-war-on-drugs mandatory minimum sentencing), Willie Mays Aikens.  The bio, Safe at Home, is a remarkable story of a guy who, despite the demons that derailed a promising career, was able to find both God and himself while incarcerated, and has come out with a proverbial new lease on life.  You may recall this incredible piece done by SB Nation’s Amy K. Nelson. I was lucky enough to have become a pen pal of sorts with Willie, as a part of an email group which he frequently keeps updated on his life, happenings and family. I was also fortunate to have been able to engage in a Q&A with him about Safe at Home. HHR:  How well do you think Gregory Jordan did in telling your story? Willie Aikens: Gregory did an outstanding job portraying me just like I was. He portrayed me as a stutterer in my book and he bou...
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