April 23, 2020
Barry Bloom attended Fairleigh Dickinson University where he studied English Literature and Communications from 1969 to 1973. Barry was the Editor, Sports Editor, Tarrevir and Sports Director at WFDU-FM.
Barry continued his education at San Francisco State University studied Broadcast Communications from 1977 – 1981.
He furthered his education California Western School from 1993 – 1995.
Barry began covering sports and news with the The San Diego Union-Tribune for over 15 years from 1982-1998.
He the cover hockey and baseball for Bloomberg News for 4 years. He then landed a national reporter job with major league baseball, which lasted over 14 years.
For the last 2 years Barry has been a Contributing columnist for Forbes and a Writer for SportsBusiness.
Barry has won numerous awards for his work and has been a voter for the Baseball Hall of Fame since 1992.
As current manager of the Philadelphia Phillies, Larry Bowa has seen a lot in his 34-year career in baseball; so much that Bowa himself recently exclaimed, “I’ve been in the game for so long now, nothing really shocks me anymore.” True, perhaps, but while Bowa may no longer be shocked by what he witnesses on and off the diamond, his passion for winning has remained as constant as his love for the game. Bowa’s initiation into the big leagues began in Philly as a shortstop in 1970 and has spanned the life of three Phillies ballparks. During those early years with stints at organizations including the Mets and the Cubs, Bowa gained a reputation as a passionate loud mouth. Although Bowa himself admits his misdeeds were a result of nothing more than youthful inexperience (“Since I left San Diego I’ve never thrown chairs or the food spread again”), he still has a flame in his heart and a flair to win. “Looking back on it, I was wrong. That’s inexperience. But I still come to the ballpark every day with that burning desire to win. I hate to lose and that will never change.”
An easy to read children’s book chronicling the exciting career of Tony Gwynn. When San Diego earned a trip to the 1998 World Series, outfielder Tony Gwynn was perhaps the happiest Padre. Gwynn has been one of baseball’s best hitters since arriving in the Majors, and has had many opportunities to play in other cities for more money. Barry Bloom explains why Gwynn has remained loyal to San Diego, and how that loyalty has paid off through Hall of Fame numbers and the support and love of Padres fans.