This article appeared in The Atlantic on March 5th, 2012 Three World Series rings adorn Curt Schilli
About the author
After growing up on the beaches of O’ahu and in the suburbs of Boston, TONY PALUMBI fled winters by moving to California. Graduating from Stanford University in 2006 with a B.A. in English and a minor in Ultimate Frisbee, he worked in both the film and video game industries before striking out as a writer. Today, he writes about science and video games for several outlets. He has written extensively for Electronic Arts’ video game The Sims 3 and continues consulting for the industry. His nonfiction work about modern culture from the eyes of the next generation has been published by The Atlantic and ThinkProgress, and his fiction by The Peninsula Paper. He is a co-author of THE EXTREME LIFE OF THE SEA (Princeton University Press, 2015) and BLOOD PLAGUES AND ENDLESS RAIDS: A Hundred Million Lives in the World of Warcraft (Chicago Review Press, 2017).