Monday, January 2, 2017

The Pence Gambit

Here's a scenario worthy of a novel (thriller) plot. We'll call it 'The Pence Gambit'.
Vice Pres. Elect Mike Pence, leading Republican Senators John McCain, Lindsay Graham; Representative Paul Ryan, Kevin McCarthy, and other Republican leaders, wait patiently for the new President Elect to be sworn in. The following day, those Republicans, led by VP Pence, invoke the 25th Amendment, declaring President Trump unfit for office.

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Five Manch Books Now in Paperback

We are pleased to announce another Manch authored title is now in print. 'A Sports Junkie' joins four other books by Larry, from Amazon in paperback or e-book.

Look for Tiffany's book soon. Click the links to view and order!

'A Sports Junkie'

'The Avery Appointment'

'Twisted Logic: 50 Edgy Flash Fiction Stories'

'The Toughest Hundred Dollars & Other Rock & Roll Stories'

'Between the Fuzzy Parts: A Collection of Rare Moments'

Also visit Tiffany and Larry's Amazon author pages.

Larry Manch is an author, teacher, guitar player, freelance writer, and columnist. Besides books, he writes about sports for Season Tickets, food and travel on Miles & Meals, and music/guitars on The Backbeat.

Larry lives in Central Texas with his wife and family.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Twisted Logic: 50 Edgy Flash Fiction Stories

If you are looking for unicorns, kittens, or rainbow butterflies, you are not going to find them here. That is because these stories have an edge to them. Kittens are soft and fluffy. These stories are anything but.

It's all in fun, because it's fiction, right?

In Twisted Logic: 50 Edgy Flash Fiction Stories, you will find some (attempted) humor, a lot of sarcasm, some parody, and satire. I poked fun at any and all topics on which I saw a need or an opening, all in the name of entertainment.

Monday, November 21, 2016

Come On Rob Manfred, Let Pete Rose Back in Baseball

Pete Rose is surely one of the most infamous characters in baseball history. It is widely known that Rose was banned from baseball for betting on games and for lying about it. Because he is on baseball's ineligible list, he is also not eligible for Hall of Fame consideration. Rose recently applied to Commissioner Rob Manfred for reinstatement; however, there is probably zero chance it will happen. Why does Major League Baseball need to punish Rose for life?

Monday, November 7, 2016

What Happened to the Great 'Johnny Football'?

There once was a young Texas man who was poised to take the world of football by storm. He burst onto the college scene, ran roughshod over his opponents en route to a prestigious award, and then rushed off to become an NFL star. Unfortunately, things didn't work out so well, and he disappeared at age 23 into the nether world of the has-beens.

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Why Do They Still Blame Steve Bartman?

The Bartman seat at Wrigley Field.
Photo by Cubfanwooss.
Cubs fan Steve Bartman has suffered long enough. The man who was vilified by many for his part in an infamous 2003 baseball incident at Wrigley Field, deserves to be forgiven. At the time, and for years after, some people blamed Bartman's act for the Cubs losing that year's NLCS, and for their failure to advance to the World Series. Since the Cubs are now, finally, in the Fall Classic after a 71-year draught, it is the perfect time to give this guy a break.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Milo Hamilton's Feud With Harry Caray

For many Houston Astros fans, Milo Hamilton was the voice of the team. He called Astros games on radio for 28 years, and at his recent death, was lauded by many as one of the greatest of all time. Not everyone, though, thought Milo was the best. At least one iconic announcer and one newspaper reporter were not fans of Hamilton.