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Matthew McGough was born in New York City and raised in Sleepy Hollow, New York. After his two year career as a Yankee bat boy, Matt graduated from Regis High School, Williams College (George Steinbrenner's alma mater), and Fordham University School of Law. After law school he clerked for a district court judge at the Federal Courthouse in Lower Manhattan. He lives in New York City. Contact the author...  Matthew McGough

Read Matt's recent Op-Ed piece in the Los Angeles Times, about baseball's steroid scandal, published on the occasion of the Opening Day of the 2005 season

The Moth: Matt has performed numerous stories for the literary storytelling collective The Moth at venues within New York and beyond: at The Players Club (Gramercy, NYC), Crash Mansion (the Bowery, NYC); the Nuyorican Poets Café (East Village, NYC); Central Park SummerStage (before an audience of 3,800!); and Mass MoCA, the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (North Adams, MA). For more information about the Moth, visit the website. Hear a recording of Matt's Moth performance at The Players Club, a recounting of his first day of work for the Yankees (12 minute mp3 file).

Clubhouse: If Bat Boy seems to ring a bell about a television show you might have seen last fall, you're not mistaken: the then-unfinished book was the basis for the prime-time series "Clubhouse," starring Jeremy Sumpter, Dean Cain, Christopher Lloyd, Mare Winningham and John Ortiz, and which aired on CBS from September to November. Matt served as a producer on the show and is currently at work on an essay recounting the (surreal) rise and fall of a TV show based half-successfully on his life as a teenager (and featuring stand-ins for his best friend, boss, teachers, and family). Click here to link to the "Clubhouse" website, while it's still around.

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