This is tremendous news. Just tremendous.
Todd Drew’s essay on the old Yankee Stadium has been selected for the Best American Sports Writing compilation that comes out every year. It’s a big honor among sports writers.
Todd, who passed away in January, was one of the first readers (and commenters) of this blog back in 2006 and contributed to our Pinch Hitter series. Todd started his own blog as a result and eventually joined forces with Alex Belth and the crew at Bronx Banter.
Back in 2006, when I think only my boss and my dad were reading this, Todd would send along encouraging e-mails two or three times a week and we got to be friends. His death hit a lot of us in the Yankees blogging community hard. That Todd’s excellent writing will be forever preserved and remembered is a great feeling.
Raise a glass, one of our own did real well for himself.