Baseball Toaster Bronx Banter
2003-11-06 12:54
by Alex Belth
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Good morning, readers. What better way to start the day, than some words of wisdom from the late, great sportswriter, Red Smith:

Over the years people have said to me, "Isn't it dull covering baseball every day?" My answer used to be "It becomes dull only to dull minds." Today's game is always different from yesterday's game. If you have the perception and the interest to see it, and the wit to express it, your story is always different from yesterday's story. I thoroughly enjoyed covering baseball daily.

I still think every game is different, not that some of them aren't dull, but it's a rare person who lives his life without encountering dull spots. It's up to the writer to take a lively interest and see the difference.

This quote was lifted from Jerome Holtzman's fine collection of interviews with old time sports writers, "No Cheering From the Press Box." (More later...)

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