MATT NADEL WAS 13 when he started his blog Baseball with Matt. After a summer sharing his knowledge of the game's past, Nadel became the youngest pro blogger on MLB.com in 2012. Now 15, Nadel has interviewed 10 Hall of Famers, and when he's not playing outfield for Golda Och Academy in West Orange, N.J., the freshman is working on his first book, Amazing Aaron to Zero Zippers: An Introduction to Baseball History, which will be published by Summer Games Books. The aspiring broadcaster says he never expected a book deal: "It still surprises me when players say yes to my interview requests."
Wrote a monthly baseball newsletter
38, New York Times baseball writer
Hosted an ESPN radio show
27, Emmy-winning TV/radio sports reporter
Wrote a golf book, Caddy-Whack
Started a recruiting analysis site
19, Rivals.com recruiting analyst/writer
THEY SAID IT
"Hopefully find a team to play against this team."
Ex--Mets reliever when asked about his plans after he was released by the club one day before his $1 million contract would have been guaranteed for the season. On Saturday he signed with the Astros, who finish their season against New York (Sept. 26--28).
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Four past sports-media phenoms and what they're up to now.
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