What are your favorite pieces of sports writing? -
Among those in literary circles, sports are often dismissed as weightless diversion. But the truth is, they are very central to the human experience. As a species, we insist on measuring ourselves, testing our abilities, and matching ourselves against one another. It’s part of how we define our place in the natural order of things. Sports writing can be important, and it can be beautiful. Today is the 98th birthday of Roger Angells - a man who watched both Babe Ruth and Mike Trout play ball, and one of the finest writers out there, period. #HBD to Roger.