Matt McCarthy was interviewed yesterday on KPCC 89.3 FM, one of the National Public Radio affiliates here in the L.A. market. Click Here to visit the AirTalk web site. Look for the March 5 show; you’ll see a listing for “A Year On The Mound With A Minor League Misfit” with a Listen icon; click on that.
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On his blog, host Larry Mantle wrote that he recorded an interview with McCarthy only to have Matt tell him at the end about the New York Times article questioning the book’s truthfulness. Mantle insisted he be allowed to read the critique and re-record the opening to the interview so he could question McCarthy about the allegations.
McCarthy told Mantle in the re-recording that he offered a “point-by-point” rebuttal to the Times reporters, but that they refused. As for why so many of his teammates have come forward to say these incidents never happened, McCarthy said it’s because seven years have passed and they don’t want these embarrassing allegations to come out.