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S.L. Price on Mike Coolbaugh

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Pulitzer Wannabe, Sep 20, 2007.

  1. If you get SI and haven't read it yet, do yourself a favor and do so. If you don't get SI, go buy it.

    The kind of reporting that makes me just want to quit doing this because I don't see how it's possible. I have no clue how he was able to get close enough to Coolbaugh's team and family to write such an incredible piece, but it's the most amazing piece of sports writing I've read this year, maybe in the last couple years.

    Between this and Gary Smith's Randy Shannon piece a couple weeks ago, SI is on a freaking role right now.
  2. WazzuGrad00

    WazzuGrad00 Guest

    Or a roll.
  3. buckweaver

    buckweaver Active Member

    Tough standards if you wanna be a Pulitzer.
  4. BillyT

    BillyT Active Member

    I meant to post this a couple of hours ago.

    You are a winnah!

    I cried a little.

    What a great, great story.
  5. WazzuGrad00

    WazzuGrad00 Guest

    That's the only reason I posted.
  6. Dan Rydell

    Dan Rydell Guest

    First thing I read this week. Solid gold.
  7. Bears00

    Bears00 Member

    Awesome. Something to look forward to tomorrow.
  8. Some Guy

    Some Guy Active Member

    There have been a couple pieces in SI recently that made me feel really, really bad about myself. Like I could never be that good, so why bother?
  9. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    I dunno... Roxanne got in and she didn't have any standards
  10. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    Cocaine's a hell of a drug ...
  11. Sly

    Sly Active Member

    Unbelievable story.

    If this passage doesn't send chills down your spine, nothing will..... "It was 8:53 p.m. Coolbaugh leaned over to Miller, standing on first. "We're down a couple runs, so don't get picked off," he said. "Freeze on a line drive." Then Mike Coolbaugh said his last words: "If you're going first to third, you've got to be sure.""

    Here's the link to the story ... http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2007/writers/the_bonus/09/18/coolbaugh0924/
  12. TX Writer

    TX Writer Member

    Thanks for the link. I can't wait to read again in print as well.

    Wow, this as a followup to Smith's Shannon piece?? What a mini-run by SI.
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