A Challenge To Matt Christopher's Throne
Straight from the Hartford Courant we get a story about Mike Lupica. If you are anything like myself and view sports as entirely foreign methods of occupying one's time (except ping-pong, of course, which is the sport of the gods) then you may not know who this Lupica fellow is. According to the article he began by covering the Knicks for the New York Post (boo! hiss!) then
went on to become the youngest columnist ever at a New York paper, writing for the New York Daily News, and then graduating to magazine pieces, TV sports talk shows, biographical books and, most recently, gritty novels featuring jaded professional athletes, scummy team owners and other lowlifes.All well and good. Why am I telling you all this? Surprise surprise, he's writing for kids now. But he's writing sports books, and for that I am grateful. I don't know about your library, but my Matt Christopher section is faded and crumbling. If anyone can vouch for Lupica's writing, lemme know. The sports genre could definitely use some new blood.