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SI's Lee Jenkins on Pablo Sandoval

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by mediaguy, Aug 13, 2009.

  1. mediaguy

    mediaguy Active Member

    I posted something a few weeks back on Lee Jenkins writing on Mark Buehrle's perfect game, and again felt the need to mention his work in last week's issue (the Jason Campbell cover) -- a three-pager on free-swinging Giants slugger Pablo Sandoval.

    "Sandoval approaches every at bat as if he's afraid that he will get only one pitch before the other team takes the ball and goes home."

    Got some great quotes, and really liked the way he introduced the pre-bat routine with the four of everything, then came back to it at the end of the story. The easy thing would have been to explain it in the lead. Just the right mix of off-field personality and on-field nuance for a profile like that. Here's a link ...

    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/vault/article/magazine/MAG1158621/index.htm
     
  2. joe king

    joe king Active Member

    Thanks for checking in, Lee.












    Well, someone had to do it.
     
  3. Cousin Jeffrey

    Cousin Jeffrey Active Member

    I loved this line:

    As Giants infield coach Shawon Dunston, a notorious free swinger in his playing days, puts it, "You want to see a walk? Then go watch the mailman."
     
  4. GBNF

    GBNF Active Member

    Man, he is so much better.
     
  5. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    That is funny.
     
  6. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    Good story.
     
  7. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    You don't walk off an island (or South America I guess).
     
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