While most of my professional writing has been proprietary, most of my freelance work has been in baseball, general sports, music, humor, and professional wrestling.


(Contributor) The Bus Leagues Experience: Minor League Baseball Through The Eyes Of Those Who Live It (Paperback only)

(Contributor) The Bus Leagues Experience: Volume 2 (Paperback only)

(Contributor) The Bus Leagues Experience: Volume 3 (Paperback) (Kindle)

The Best of Bus Leagues Baseball: The Collected Writings of Michael Lortz (edited by Brian Moynahan) (Paperback) (Jan 2014 - Present) - A look at the Tampa Bay baseball market examining attendance, economics, demographics, and marketing strategies.

Rays (July 2010 - Present)  - Essays on issues surrounding the Tampa Bay Rays

Minor League (April-May 2011) - Feature stories on players in the Florida State League

Bus Leagues (Feb 2010 - Present) - Game reviews, player profiles, and interviews with Minor League Baseball personnel

Remembering Wake,, 13 October 2023

Tampa Bay's Second Half Attendance , Fangraphs, 30 June 2017

Fangraphs, What the Rays Can (and Can't) Learn From Local Minor League Attendance , 23 June 2017

Fangraphs, Can the Rays Ever Achieve League Average Attendance? , 14 June 2017

Fangraphs, Tampa Bay and the Millennial Challenge , 6 June 2017

Fangraphs, Tampa Bay's Attendance Problem , 2 June 2017

Fangraphs, Why Extending the Blue Jays Spring Training Location Isn’t In Tampa Bay’s Best Interest, 5 October 2016

Ben's Biz, Farewell to a Sea Cow, 7 September 2016, Is Tampa Bay a Major League Region or 4 Minor League Ones?, 17 May 2016

Fangraphs, The Complex Problem of Tampa Bay Baseball Distances and Demographics, 12 February 2016

Fangraphs, The Importance of the 30-minute Population Radius and MLB Attendance, 4 February 2015

Fangraphs, Looking at Attendance when Aces are Dealt, 27 July 2014

Ben's Biz, Winter Meetings Guest Post: The Outsider Becomes a Regular, 23 December 2013

Minor League, Discovering the Minors on the Space Coast, 9 December 2013

The Hardball Times, FSU coach Mike Martin's puzzling record, 28 September 2012, The Quest for 2 Million: 12 Ways to Help Market the Rays, 16 March 2012, Does the Florida State League hurt Rays' Attendance?, 9 July 2013

Atlanta Magazine My Most Intriguing Brave - Chipper Jones, 13 November 2008

Bus League Baseball Guest Column: From the Bigs to the Buses, , 14 May 2008

Atlanta Magazine My Favorite Braves Team - The 1977 Atlanta Braves, 31 October 2007

Sports Gone South Make Us Love: Tampa Bay Devil Rays, 21 June 2007

Sports Gone South Make Us Love: New York Mets, 7 March 2007

General Sports:

The Best of The Serious Tip (Paperback / Kindle) (November 2008 - June 2011) - Articles on issues surrounding Florida State University athletics

Thunder Matt's (transferred to (49 posts from Aug 2008 - Aug 2009) - Articles on baseball, music, culture and other miscellanea (transferred to (43 posts from 29 Mar 2007 - 7 April 2008) - Daily NBA blog including scores, news, and notes

Epic (12 posts from 19 Oct 2007 - 15 January 2008) - Weekly NBA blog including trends, news, and notes

The Shadow League LeBron James Enters The 36th Chamber To Better His Homeland, 26 July 2016

Posting and Toasting Could Ghostface Douglas be a fit in NY?, 5 June 2009 NCAA First Round: (5) Florida State vs. (12) Wisconsin,  20 March 2009


Tampa Bay Times:

Tampa's DJ Sandman reflects on two decades of Tampa hip-hop , Tampa Bay Times, 22 Jan 2014

Artist of the Day: Nick Dessasore , Tampa Bay Times, 20 Dec 2013

Artist of the Day: J. Keyes (12 Aug 2013)

Artist of the Day: JRoc Jones (8 Aug 2013)

Tampa rapper aiming to launch Zulu Nation chapter (18 July 2013)

Review: Clutch unite metal fans old and new at the State Theatre in St. Petersburg (13 May 2013)

Artist of the Day: Nick Major (23 January 2012)

Six months after break-in, Tampa's Morrisound Recording is back on its feet (24 November 2011)

In Tampa Bay clubs, dubstep continues growing in popularity (19 August 2011)


Ridiculously Inconsistent Trickle of Consciousness Guest Blogger: Mike Lortz - An AfroTastic Wedding (26 November 2012)

Bombing in Afghanistan , Splitsider, 16 October 2012

Tampa Bay Times: Interview with Tampa Comic and Author Artie Fletcher (16 December 2011)

Pomp (transferred to (12 posts from Nov 2008 - Jan 2009) - Articles on culture, music, movies and other miscellanea

Ridiculously Inconsistent Trickle of Consciousness Guest Blogger: Mike Lortz - The Inconsistent Value of Fries and a Coke  (28 November 2011)

Struggle Praise The Lortz (10 February 2011)

Ridiculously Inconsistent Trickle of Consciousness Guest Blogger: Jordi Scrubbings - Hatred of Labels (19 November 2010)

Afro-Squad Online Magazine Issue 38 Talkin' Bout The Man, UNK, 2008

Professional Wrestling

Why Isis the Amazon Won't Make It In the WWE ,, 23 March 2012

Guest Blog: The Disconnect of Writing About Wrestling , The Wrestling Blog, 1 March 2012

The Wrestling Blog Guest Blog: Why TNA Doesn't Fit in Orlando (12 February 2012)

The Wrestling Blog Guest Blog: An Interview With Sam Ford (30 September 2011)

The Wrestling Blog Guest Blog: Slammed is a Hit (25 August 2011)

The Wrestling Blog CM Punk, Social Media, and WWE's New Nightmare Era (18 August 2011)

Online World of Wrestling Social Media and Self-Promotion: How Independent Pro Wrestlers Can Use the Web to Create A Better Brand (14 January 2010)

National Defense

War on the RocksIn Defense of Best Practices, 13 February 2019

Medium.comNational Security Goals and the Dancing Boys of Afghanistan, 9 October 2015

Career Advice

LinkedIn.comSix Job Hunt Lessons Learned From The Bachelor, 7 July 2015

LinkedIn.comThe three letter enemy keeping Veterans unemployed, 28 April 2015

LinkedIn.comLessons Learned in Business Communications, 19 April 2015

Exclusive interview with Playboy’s Hottest College Girl Cally Anne Stanphill,  20 January 2011

College Florida State University, 17 July 2007