To Vote Or Not To Vote? Sportswriters & Awards

When the Eclipse Award winners were announced a couple of weeks ago, the response to the honorees was largely muted; 2013 was not a year in which the performances on the racetrack were likely to give rise to any controversy, and there was no polarizing Zenyatta/Rachel Alexandra, Zenyatta/Blame debate for Horse of the Year. What…

Talking to Sherry Ross

For twelve years Sherry Ross had my dream job, writing about the Rangers and racing for the New York Daily News. Her writing was knowledgeable, vivid, funny, and irreverent; I remember using as an example in my writing class an article in which she described Brian Leetch “snaking down the ice” en route to scoring…

Storm Flag Flying

Maddening! I’m away from home at a conference with limited time for writing and all of a sudden there’s TONS to write about. Maddening! First, a little equine history. Friday afternoon at Belmont is the ungraded Storm Flag Flying…and what a pleasure it is write about this amazing mare. By Storm Cat out of My…