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About the author

James Kramer lives in the Des Moines area. He enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter; watching MLB, college football and the NBA; reading newspapers; and coaching softball. Dodgerkramer was raised in Dubuque County in northeast Iowa, and graduated from the University of Iowa in 1999.

Activities:

Spending time with my wife and daughter. … Going to the gym. … Reading books and newspapers. … Watching TV.
Interests:
Spending time with my wife and daughter. … Los Angeles Dodgers baseball. … Los Angeles Lakers basketball. Iowa/ISU sports … UCLA basketball … Politics and government. … U.S. and world history. … Hollywood history and culture.
Favorite Music:
 Tom Petty … George Strait. … Brooks and Dunn … Toby Keith. … Willie Nelson. … Waylon Jennings. … The Beach Boys. … Neil Diamond. … Jan and Dean. … The Eagles. … Cougar. … The Boss. … Fleetwood. … Taylor Swift. … Lady Antebellum. … Gary Allen. … The Zac Brown Band. … Depeche Mode … The Cars … Gordon Lightfoot. … Dwight Yoakam … Red Hot Chili Peppers …Supertramp
Favorite TV Shows:
“Lost” … “Mad Men” … “Breaking Bad” … “SNL” from the late 80s/early 90s … “Dallas” … “Dukes of Hazzard” … “Larry King Live” … “60 Minutes” … “Meet the Press” … “Men of a Certain Age” … MLB Network’s “Quick Pitch” … “The Killing” … “House of Cards” … “Downton Abbey” … “Mercy Street”
Favorite Movies:
“Field of Dreams” … “Shawshank Redemption” … “L.A. Confidential” … “Forrest Gump” … “Sideways” … “Chinatown” … “The Natural” … “Hoosiers” … “Crash” … “Rocky 4” … “Casablanca”
Favorite Books:
Stuart Woods novels, “Helter Skelter,” “Manhunt” by James Swanson, and biographies of Old Hollywood celebrities

Email:

College:
  • University of Iowa ’99
High School:
  • Western Dubuque High School ’95
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9 responses to “About the author

  1. Luke Wickham

    August 1, 2008 at 2:16 am

    Nice blog…Dogger! “Dyersville hired some hard-throwing right-hander and the Hawks couldn’t touch him, I guess.” I love it.

     
  2. dodgerkramer

    August 1, 2008 at 5:00 pm

    Hey Biggie…thanks for writing. We miss you up here in Iowa. Get UP here!!!

     
  3. Luke Wickham

    August 14, 2008 at 10:32 pm

    Hey BOB! I love the blog! Just like the Daily Iowan back in 1997!

     
  4. Greg Shriver

    July 24, 2009 at 11:20 pm

    What a great list. I feel like I know you.

     
  5. Rae Ann Ehlers

    November 27, 2009 at 9:44 am

    James Kramer….. wow. Its been forever! This is a cool little site you got going. 🙂

     
    • dodgerkramer

      November 27, 2009 at 10:56 am

      Thanks!

       
  6. Jim Naprstek (@JimNaprstek)

    July 29, 2014 at 12:00 pm

    Can I quote you in a Hall of Fame presentation? Please contact me at your convenience.

     
  7. Jim Naprstek (@JimNaprstek)

    July 29, 2014 at 12:31 pm

    Sorry, typo….

    james.naprstek {at} loras . edu

     

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