NEW YORK -- Before Bob Bowman explains why he took the top job at Major League Baseball's new-media arm, the sound of a toilet flushing seeps through the cinder-block wall in his tiny office.
It's a long way from corporate behemoth ITT, where Mr. Bowman served as president -- and even enjoyed a private bathroom -- until the company's 1998 acquisition by Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc.
In 2019, the idea that a worker could leave a major city where his or her job existed, decamp to a bucolic spot and still be able to be employed in the same role was almost laughable. Not only did companies rarely allow such a move, believing in-office interaction was crucial to success; often they were not technologically equipped to support it.
But once the pandemic hit the United States in 2020, the whole concept of working in an office was upended.
NEW YORK — Hungry for a chicken sandwich as the New York Knicks battled on the court last week, Betty Ellen Berlamino touched a computer screen in front of her seat at Madison Square Garden. The food arrived in minutes.
"You don't have to get up, wait in line," says Berlamino, ensconced in one of the 557 ChoiceSeats installed last fall.
This excerpt was adapted from Three Seconds in Munich: The Controversial 1972 Olympic Basketball Final by David A.F. Sweet by permission of the University of Nebraska Press. © 2019 by David A.F. Sweet. Available wherever books are sold or from the Univ. of Nebraska Press.
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Her father, Mike, takes the 9-year-old on long trips anywhere she wants -- the Grand Canyon, Disney World. She wears sunglasses at school -- most kids would be sent home for such brashness.
The "Today" show asked to interview her a few years back. She declined. Why fly to New York when she can play in South Carolina with friends such as comedian Bill Murray?
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David A. F. Sweet, a longtime sports writer and columnist, has just published a very interesting book that should be of great interest to Kansas Citians. The book, “Lamar Hunt: The Gentle Giant Who Revolutionized Professional Sports,” is a laudatory but very balanced biography of the man who brought the Chiefs to our town.
I found many sections of this book absolutely fascinating.