Interview with Michael Lewis

Baseball Primer interviews Michael Lewis, author of Moneyball, the book that has rocked the baseball world this season. One observation, I would love to be a baseball writer, so it really pisses me off that there are some really bad ones out there drawing big-paper paychecks:

The bad ones are really bad—it’s just how bad the bad ones are that I can’t stand. I’ve run across a dozen of these guys whose stuff I’ve read, who I can’t find a single redeeming trait, not in spirit, not in their ability to craft a sentence, not in the freshness of their observations, not even in their ability to get an original quote. And yet they maintain their little corner of the newspaper.

I’ve read these guys, too. You wonder how they got their jobs and how they keep their jobs and why they bother.

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