His Words Never Fail

23 Oct

Tyler Kepner of the New York Times has a thoughtful, engaging style in his sportswriting.  In his profile of Dodgers’ manager Dave Roberts whose famous running play doomed the New York Yankees’ playoff dreams years ago, he sets the tone with this opening paragraph:

He could have lived a legend’s life. Dave Roberts knew this. When you take the most celebrated dash through New England since Paul Revere’s ride, the afterglow never fades. There are worse ways to spend retirement.

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