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On this edition of The Baseball Show, I have the special privilege of talking with Rob Miech, author of The Last Natural: Bryce Harper’s Big Gamble in Sin City and the Greatest Amateur Season Ever.
Rob and I have an outstanding talk about all things Bryce Harper, and his experiences covering Bryce during his one season at College of Southern Nevada.
Rob did not shy away from talking about how he came to the idea, Bryce Harper’s relationship with his teammates, stories about Bryce that did not make the book, and Bryce’s future in the game of baseball.
This work is going to be a phenomenal read for anyone who is a fan of the game of baseball, and a chance to get a deeper look at the last natural of our generation. You can follow the author Rob Miech on Twitter (@robmiech) or order this book at Amazon.com.
A special thanks to Rob for spending time with us tonight in one of the most enjoyable baseball chats I’ve ever been a part of.
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