SBD/Issue 111/Hot Reads

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    Thursday, February 28, 2008

    Bay-area columnist laments Barry Bonds' departure from Giants.

    Are women's sports in a state of regression in the U.S.?

    The PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE's Gene Collier writes late Steelers radio broadcaster Myron Cope was "one of the last of the great sports characters, a genuine oasis in a sea of ever homogenizing media-ocrity" (PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE).

    With Tampa officials voting to rename the Yankees' Spring Training ballpark Steinbrenner Field, the N.Y. TIMES' George Vecsey writes, "This gesture runs against the hideous trend of hanging transparent corporate names on [MLB] ballparks. It revives the ancient tradition of autocratic owners putting their names on their fields" (N.Y. TIMES).


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