09/13/15 11:00am
BOB DeSTEFANO PHOTO Eye on the Ball assistant columnist Robby Neis with Jerry Cohen.

BOB DeSTEFANO PHOTO
Eye on the Ball assistant columnist Robby Neis with Jerry Cohen.

This week my 10-year-old cub reporter, Robby Neis, and I traveled to the home of Jerry Cohen for an interview. Robby, who alleges he would like to write, wanted to see what interviewing and writing is all about.

For a first time in that situation, he could not have handled himself any better. He not only sat and listened for an hour and a half, but when he had a question for Jerry, he would always say, “Excuse me.” His questions impressed Jerry, who said that they were usually spot-on.

On the ride home, I explained that usually it’s more difficult to get a story. I told him that although I find most folks interesting, Jerry was easy because he was more exciting than most. (more…)