Q&A with Zisk co-editor Steve Reynolds
When did you first contribute to Zisk?
I was a contributor to the very first issue in the spring of 1999. I did a piece on the game's best announcers (did I really include Joe Morgan in there? wtf?), as well as a photo essay about my trip to the Hall of Fame in the fall of 1998 when they had added McGwire and Sosa items from the home run chase that year.
What were your first impressions of Zisk?
I thought it was great to read stories I knew I would never see in the newspapers in the NYC area. Since I barely read sports articles on the Internet back then, there was no way I would be exposed to an article that compared Sammy Sosa and Sammy Davis Jr. And to see my friend interview a former Major Leaguer (the magazine's namesake) was really cool.
When did you go from contributor to co-editor?
I started doing the layout of some articles for issue #3, in the summer of 2000 (I think I did about 50% of that issue and then mailed the pages to Mike when he was living in North Carolina). By issue #7 (fall of 2003), I was doing 90% of the layout. Starting with issue #8 (spring 2004), I did all of the layout and then I got the co-editor credit.
Anything else you think we should include?I'm amazed in this blog/tumblr/twitter/facebook world that people still love getting our little printed bundle of paper. I think that speaks volumes about the quality of the material we gather for each issue.