On this episode, Rafe Bartholomew joins Staying MAJOR to discuss his career and background before diving deep into a review of the PBA Philippine Cup elimination round and a look at the quarterfinal matchups. Rafe is an author and editor. He gained notoriety and acclaim in the Philippines for his book Pacific Rims. His writing has also been featured in the New York Times, Deadspin, Grantland among notable others. Since coming to the Philippines, Rafe has immersed himself in Philippine culture, learning the language and visiting many times. He is currently working on a 12-part documentary for CNN Philippines where he will document basketball at all levels and area of the Philippines.
In episode 14, we take the first 25 minutes to talk about Rafe's background, career and his love affair with the Philippines. The remainder of the show we review the PBA Philippine Cup elimination round. We go over my hits and misses in my preseason blog post and then we make our bold predictions for the quarterfinal round. We end the show by Rafe taking twitter questions from listeners of Staying MAJOR. You can follow Rafe at the following social media handles: