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Hail to the Chief


Bob Ryan retired last night. A veteran newspaperman, he distinguished himself covering basketball. Here’s a book he co-wrote with Terry Pluto that is worth reading; here’s another, about minor league baseball that’s solid, too.

Ryan loves baseball–his final column (subscription required) is about Kevin Youkilis. He’s also one of the few TV talking heads who is funny, smart, but doesn’t take himself too seriously.

He’s had a fine career. Salute.


[Photo Credit: Yoon S. Byun/Boston Globe]

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1 garydsimms   ~  Jul 17, 2012 9:13 am

concur. Best guest on PTI, and absolutely hysterically funny on Tony K's radio program.

2 RagingTartabull   ~  Jul 17, 2012 10:57 am

and he never even got to slap Joumana Kidd....

oh stop, you know you were all thinking it

3 Simone   ~  Jul 17, 2012 8:59 pm

I like Bob Ryan, a damn sight more than Peter Gammons.

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