‘Before I write a word, I need to know clearly what I want to say’ (a Q&A with John Eisenberg)

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John Eisenberg (Photo by Gene Sweeney, Jr.) John Eisenberg (Photo by Gene Sweeney, Jr.)

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By Ed Odeven
TOKYO (Oct. 17, 2014) — Chronicling the big games, the big moments, and the cast of sporting characters who have captured the public attention have given John Eisenberg countless opportunities to tell these tales.

As a longtime columnist for The Baltimore Sun, Eisenberg focused on Baltimore Orioles and Baltimore Ravens coverage, Triple Crown horse racing season and Maryland Terrapins athletics, among other topics. In his books, he’s tackled some ambitious subjects (oral history of the Orioles, Vince Lombardi’s first season with the Green Bay Packers, racehorse Native Dancer, aka The Grey Ghost) and been recognized on numerous times for his work, including in Associated Press Sports Editors contests.

I recently caught up with the 58-year-old Eisenberg, who now writes columns for the Baltimore Ravens’ website, to essentially find this out: What does all of the above mean to him?

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