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Playing With the Prose
September 27, 2004
A quick trip through some of the best writing from 50 years of SI--in 60 words or less
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September 27, 2004

Playing With The Prose

A quick trip through some of the best writing from 50 years of SI--in 60 words or less

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JIM BROSNAN

Baseball friendships are mostly transient affairs; ballplayers come and go. You don't know from year to year whether you'll be congratulating a man for hitting a home run or knocking him down with a fastball so he won't.

You Can Consider It Came from Me

--MARCH 7, 1960

PETER GENT

[On playing in the NFL] You feel and taste more on one Sunday afternoon than most people do in a lifetime, and you don't have to wait years to find out if you are doing a good job.

Waiting for the Turk

--JULY 31, 1978

JEFF MACGregor

Everybody tells you [rattlesnake meat] tastes just like chicken. Maybe, but only if the chicken in question had a neck tattoo, took hostages and died in a police shootout.

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