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Why the awe over Posnanski?

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by goalmouth, May 11, 2010.

  1. goalmouth

    goalmouth Active Member

  2. Herbert Anchovy

    Herbert Anchovy Active Member

    I wasn't an admirer until I read his Buck O'Neil book, which I found inexpressibly moving.
     
  3. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    I like Posnanski because he manages to meld statistics into conversational writing. He's not over your head, but he's not just randomly pontificating. His blog is better than almost anything he gets paid to write.
     
  4. ringer

    ringer Member

    Because he knows how to research and report the hell out of a story and makes excellent use of details to tell it in a compelling straightforward way?

    The blog link lacked flair though, you're right, but I don't think any writer ever puts his/her best efforts into blog items.
     
  5. Smasher_Sloan

    Smasher_Sloan Active Member

    I think some people see him as the antidote to all the cynicism in sportswriting, the anti-Simers.

    He lost me when he did contortions to find excuses for Willie Mays' consistently miserable behavior by saying it's tough to always be the center of attention. Here's a hint: If you don't like being the center of attention, pass up the $100K autograph shows.
     
  6. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    He has the knowledge of a seamhead but doesn't write like a seamhead.

    He's definitely at his best when he's writing about baseball.
     
  7. BB Bobcat

    BB Bobcat Active Member

    This is my favorite (well, one of my favorites)

    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/vault/article/magazine/MAG1149837/index.htm
     
  8. goalmouth

    goalmouth Active Member

    Thanks for the link, but I remain unimpressed. They must be less demanding in KC.
     
  9. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    So, Goalmouth, which columnists are worthy of your love?
     
  10. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Lost me when he defended the BCS- a program headed up by a friend of his which to his credit was forthcoming about
     
  11. cwilson3

    cwilson3 Member

    To me, he's the best baseball writer there is. But that's my opinion.
     
  12. EagleMorph

    EagleMorph Member

    Agreed.
     
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