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Vic Ziegel swings and misses

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Smasher_Sloan, Aug 19, 2007.

  1. Smasher_Sloan

    Smasher_Sloan Active Member

    After a week's worth of superb columns on Phil Rizzuto in the NY papers, Ziegel checks in with this clinker:


    Starts bad in the first paragraph with the misinformation that the pitchers mound had been elevated in 1968.

    Disappointing effort from a guy who probably knew Rizzuto longer than most of the other columnists.
  2. blondebomber

    blondebomber Member

    You're being too kind to suggest that he swung.
  3. crusoes

    crusoes Active Member

    The bases were definitely five feet further away.
  4. clingerman

    clingerman New Member

    I don't think he missed. Was a nice, easy column on his memories of Rizzuto. Doesn't seem worthy of being bashed.
  5. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    There was nothing in there that hadn't been written all week by every other columnists in New York and New Jersey. That is a major problem for a guy like Ziegel who's been around forever and probably could have done something a little different based on his experiences with Phil.
  6. You're not bothered by the fact that he relates an anecdote that is completely factually incorrect?
  7. fishwrapper

    fishwrapper Active Member

    I think that's a wonderful way to capture a reader.
  8. Good point. I wouldn't have read it otherwise.
  9. Dan Rydell

    Dan Rydell Guest

    For those wondering, the pitching mound was lowered from 15 inches to 10 inches back then, and it was in 1969, not 1968.

    Hard to guess what Ziegel was thinking, but it sure did take all the juice out of his column lead.
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