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Olney vs. Verducci

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by rockcrit88, Mar 4, 2010.

  1. rockcrit88

    rockcrit88 New Member

    Who is the better baseball feature writer -- Buster Olney at ESPN or SI's Tom Verducci?
  2. SheaSeals

    SheaSeals Member

    Both great, but Verducci might be the best ever at the full-form baseball feature.
  3. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Olney - because he did not sell his soul to Roger Clemens.
  4. Shaggy

    Shaggy Guest

    Verducci is a better writer, Olney is better nuts-and-bolts and information gatherer.
  5. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    100 percent right. Both are great, but I'd rather read a feature by Verducci, but if I want breaking news, I'd go to Olney.
  6. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    I got smacked in one of my first posts about sometimes getting lost in one of Verducci's signature number-filled paragraphs, but the guy knows his stuff.
  7. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    I got completely lost in his book "The Yankee Years" It jumped all over the place. At one point he would be writing about 1996 and with no warning jump to A Rod story.
  8. cranberry

    cranberry Well-Known Member

    Not a fan of either of them as a feature writer. Not a fan of Verducci at all, in fact. Buster's game stories were among of the best of his generation, though, and his analysis is extremely good. His opinion stuff is sometimes off the wall.
  9. leo1

    leo1 Active Member

    i was hoping this thread was about a throwdown between the two. oh well.
  10. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Agree, Olney's gamers when he covered The Yankees for the Times were second to none.
  11. Den1983

    Den1983 Active Member

    Agreed, though I did like the book. It was, indeed, difficult to follow.
  12. Den1983

    Den1983 Active Member

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