"He instinctively can find the shining greatness of our American culture and does a good job of highlighting it (although he also does have those rare lapses when he writes about hockey, but that is something caused by impurities in the Eastern waters or something)." Erik Keilholtz
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Mark C. N. Sullivan is an editor at a Massachusetts university. He is married and the father of three children. Email
"Father and all us regarded baseball as a mollycoddle game. Tennis, football, lacrosse, boxing, polo, yes - they are violent, which appealed to us. But baseball? Father wouldn't watch it, not even at Harvard."
* You'd have to read a good many papers to find a baseball columnist in the mainstream media today as eloquent as Jeff Kallman. See his brief and gracious tributes recently to forgotten Cubs pitcher Bob Hendley, who courted baseball immortality one night 40 years ago, and to the late play-by-play announcer Chris Schenkel.
* George Will, hardball cognoscente, dishes Katrina demagogues a solid knock. #