Tomato Can Blues
Charlie Rowan was a small-time cage fighter in rural Michigan who couldnât get a break. He owed money to impatient people. He needed to start over, but didn’t know how. Then, he came up with a plan.
Graphic novel? First-ever NYT audio book? Reported article? I’m not sure what to make of it myself, but I’m hugely grateful to those who made Tomato Can Blues, the latest deep dive from The New York Times sports department, happen.
And hopefully this will answer questions from my very kind and patient friends and family who wondered why I kept running off to Michigan and watching cage fights.
Illustrations by Atilla Futaki, audiobook read by Bobby Cannavale.