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  • n. Writing about sports.


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sports +‎ writing


  • In the new sportswriting landscape, what's often missing is the sort of detail and perspective that led reporters to locker-room doors in the first place: the connective tissue that links the bones of a story.

    It's Time for the Sportswriters to Go

  • It ain't the most exciting journalism, but there's a lot less competition than sportswriting or features or general politics.

    Joe the Plumber

  • Stout, series editor of the Best American Sports Writing annual volumes, also edited a posthumous collection of sportswriting by the great David Halberstam, and has authored many books, including Red Sox Century and Yankees Century.

    Steve Kettmann: Book Review: An Irresistible Look Back on Fenway Park's First Season, Not Just for Sox Fans

  • Mr. Vecsey is right when he says that Cardinals fans have long felt that the East Coast sportswriting cartel unfairly lavished its mythmaking attention on DiMaggio in New York and Williams in Boston, neglecting the achievements of a Midwestern star who retired in 1963 after 22 seasons with a .331 lifetime batting average, 3,630 career hits fourth all-time and 475 home runs.

    Taking a Swing at Restoring a Legend

  • But it's time to step back from the daily sportswriting grind and focus on my other media ventures, including a book project, he wrote.

    Jay Mariotti Possibly Joins Twitter, Announces Big News After Arrest

  • But let's admit it: Fifty years on, even sportswriting once considered of the first rank is largely unreadable.

    In Brief: Sports

  • More, such thinking often leads to the worst kinds of sportswriting excesses, such as the assertion that there are actually baseball ghosts, and that these ghosts materialize every October, and this October those ghosts are going to help the Yankees score some runs against Cliff Lee.

    Spare Us the Talk About the Rangers

  • But truly great sportswriting must go well beyond the anthropological musings of a random observer (the Plimpton piece in the book is his usual participatory stunt: he spent five minutes in a game as a Boston Bruin in 1977 and built a book around it.)

    Caps gameday special: Best hockey stories ever

  • The year before, his Times piece on sex in the Olympic Village at the Beijing Games became the stuff of sportswriting legend.

    In Sports As in Life

  • How did all of the losing during your childhood there affect your sportswriting career?

    Ten Minutes With Sportswriter Joe Posnanski


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