Patrick Abdalla writes The Southpaw. He’s a proud father, husband and Penn Stater. He spent 13 years in journalism, covering everything from tractor pulls to Baltimore Ravens and Philadelphia Phillies games, from zoning meetings in rural New York to mental health issues in Northeastern Pennsylvania. He served as a features editor briefly for The Evening Sun in Hanover, Pa.; Entertainment Editor at The York Daily Record/Sunday News and at The Citizens’ Voice in Wilkes-Barre.
An avid baseball fan, particularly of Philadelphia’s National League club. He also roots for the Philadelphia 76ers.
He spends most of his free time playing with his kids, eating pizza, listening to U2, Stevie Wonder, Billy Joel and Steve Miller Band. He doesn’t loathe today’s popular music, but prefers the older stuff.
A voracious reader, Abdalla’s favorite fiction authors are Alexandre Dumas, Paulo Cuehlo and Stephen King. His favorite books are “To Kill A Mockingbird” and “A Christmas Carol.”
He is also a history buff, particularly of the revolutionary war era, the Supreme Court and baseball history.
He will beat you in Monopoly. He could have played Major League Baseball if he’d ever learned to hit a fastball or run the bases.