When I first saw Patrick Hruby’s long piece for ESPN on Doc Ellis I thought to myself: Do we really need another Doc Ellis story? Then I read it and was duly impressed.
Hruby is a talented writer. Check out this story for Sports on Earth on why he won’t be watching football this year; or this piece on professional video game players, or “Murder By Cricket” which was featured in The Best American Sports Writing 2008.
Yeah, Hruby is a good one.
[Photo Credit: Ray Stubblebine/AP]
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Nice! The cricket story was incredible. I was also impressed by his take on the NFL.
Like that photo with Swingin' Chuck Mangione too!
That's a fantastic photo. At first I didn't know what was going on until I saw Chuckie in the background.
Man, I wore out "Feels So Good" when I was in high school. Couldn't get enough of that album.
Loved the story. There's a lot more to the man than I imagined.
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