Jonah Keri

Jonah Keri is a Canadian journalist, sportswriter and an editor. He is also a New York Times bestselling author of “The Extra 2%: How Wall Street Strategies Took a Major League Baseball Team from Worst to First.” He is the lead baseball writer for

Guest Appearances

March 31, 2017

Gar Ryness and Jonah Keri return to Sklarbro Country this week to dive headfirst into a discussion about the World Baseball Classic. They talk to the Sklars about why the Classic amps up the enthusiasm from the crowd and share personal stories of meeting Evan Gattis and witnessing Adam Jones’ insane catch. Plus, they deliberate on the new big stat of 2017, and finally, the Bros call up Ozzie Guillen to hear about his new Pony League team.
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March 10, 2015

This week, Randy and Jason welcome to the show longtime friend, author, and baseball guru, Jonah Keri. Together, the gang explains to America why reading is still a worthwhile hobby and which, 60-1 underdog, major league baseball team, will win the world series. Additionally, Dan Van Kirk covers stories that include; parents who dress their child as Christian Grey and then sends him to school, a man who falls asleep with his hand gun in public, and lastly, a person who makes the worst decision of his life, when he decides to go to Applebee’s. Finally, Larry Flynt calls in and has a bone to pick with the Sklars about what is deemed ‘appropriate’.

March 18, 2014

It’s an all out baseball nerd out as Grantland’s Jonah Keri returns on this week’s Sklarbro County! Jonah gives us a preview of his new book Up, Up, and Away: The Kid, the Hawk, Rock, Vladi, Pedro, le Grand Orange, Youppi!, the Crazy Business of Baseball, and the Ill-fated but Unforgettable Montreal Expos which is a definitive history of the Montreal Expos and his predictions for the upcoming baseball season. As always, Daniel Van Kirk brings in some crazy stories which include a drunk woman who stole a 100-seat ferry, an Ohio woman who sought revenge by posting explicit photos at Walmart, and a Florida woman who blames failing a sobriety test on her big breasts. Plus, we find out Steven Seagal’s big plan to single-handedly save Russia.


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September 25, 2012

We nerd out about sports with Grantland’s Jonah Keri on this week’s Sklarbro County! Jonah tells us how he realized sportswriting was his calling at a young age, unveils a story about his encounter with Jon Gruden, and recalls his choice of not joining in a scuffle at a Pop Burger. Dan Van Kirk joins us with stories involving; a cheerleading coach who was arrested for not wanting to leave her boyfriend’s truck, a college student who threatened police with a penis slap, and a newlywed couple’s lawsuit against Medieval Times. Plus, Steven Seagal leaves a voicemail response to the story of him pooping himself while getting choked out. You can pick up Jonah Keri’s New York Times Bestseller “The Extra 2%” right here.