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Best game story writers

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by JackReacher, Oct 15, 2015.

  1. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

    I posted the two stories below on the MLB Playoffs thread, but it got me thinking: Who are your favorite game story writers? Here in DC, Adam Kilgore and Barry Svrluga are remarkable at their jobs. But I feel like there are so many more that I never read. So, whose deadline work do you guys enjoy reading the most and why?

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  2. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    I'm a little biased because my byline used to appear in the same section, but Marc Topkin in St. Pete has been great forever. The Rays were very bad for a very long time, yet his gamers were always interesting. To me, that's the true test of a deadline writer.
  3. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

    I hear you. It was like that when Chico Harlan of the Post covered the Nats when they were losing 100 games every year. His gamers were the best part of those seasons.
  4. Riptide

    Riptide Well-Known Member

    Great thread idea, thanks.
  5. Keith Shelton

    Keith Shelton New Member

    I've always thought the Detroit Free Press has had outstanding columnists and recap writers. Mitch Albom, Drew Sharp, Michael Rosenberg (before he went to SI), Helene St. James, Jeff Seidell — that section is outstanding.
  6. Potter

    Potter Member

    Kilgore is great, yes. Also Andy McCullough for the KC Star.
  7. TwoGloves

    TwoGloves Well-Known Member

    Mitch is especially good when writing about what happened at an event in advance of it taking place.
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  8. Riptide

    Riptide Well-Known Member

    Vahe Gregorian, when he was at at the Post-Dispatch.
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    Anonymous135 Member

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  11. BYH 2: Electric Boogaloo

    BYH 2: Electric Boogaloo Well-Known Member

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