Monday, December 17, 2007

Boz on Boz

Sports Media Guide ran an interview with Tom Boswell the other day, focusing on his career and how he got to where he is. It's a pretty interesting read as the local boy makes good, and you can definitely see the passion seeping from his words, the same sort of fanboy passion which makes the best of his columns terrific. (but also lead him down the primrose path)

He focuses on how he selects what he selects, what he thinks makes a good column, and what leads him to success. Interesting stuff.

If you're ever at a used bookstore, and you see one of his old books, don't hesitate to pick it up. Even if it's about old subjects, the quality of the writing and the level of insight (back in the day!) is extraordinary. He really was the best baseball writer in the 1980s, even if he didn't have a local team.

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