In Lazy Sunday Reads, The Big Lead will steer you towards sportswriting — both new and old — that’s worth delving into. If you feel something you’ve read or written at any time deserves inclusion, please do not be shy about passing it along.
This week, it was announced that Roger Angell will receive the J. G. Taylor Spink Award from the Baseball Hall of Fame. This is part of his 2007 New Yorker column on Joe Torre, whose 12-year tenure with the New York Yankees had just come to an end:
Writing at Cleveland Scene, Doug Brown thoroughly and fascinatingly describes the lives and teamwork of two local bookies:
At SB Nation, Jeb Lund describes Baseball’s winter meetings as sorta worthless:
And in these parts, Mike Cardillo spoke to Peter Gammons, Jon Heyman, and Ken Rosenthal about how Twitter has changed baseball reporting: