Claire Smith, a Baseball and Sports Writing Pioneer, Gets Her Due – Vogue

“I think there is this false idea floating around that to be ‘allowed’ to write about sports you need to be distanced or severed from your feelings, but the truth is there are so many different, equally valid approaches to this conversation.” Source: Claire Smith, a Baseball and Sports Writing Pioneer, Gets Her Due - …

Showalter shares thoughts on Baltimore unrest

BALTIMORE -- While center fielder Adam Jones opined before the game about the situation in Baltimore, it wasn't until after his team's 8-2 win over the White Sox on Wednesday afternoon that manager Buck Showalter was asked directly what his advice would be right now to young African-Americans in Baltimore.Source: m.orioles.mlb.comSee on Scoop.it - The …