Three different pieces of excellent writing I've seen over the past few weeks were on the sport of baseball.
Written by Pat Jordan for Sports on Earth was "The Constant Gardener" on former Mets pitcher Tom Seaver and it really lyrical piece that brought to mind another great story by Jordan I saw close to a year ago.
Also really solid were both "The Five Lives Of Jonny Gomes" by Thomas Lake for Sports Illustrated and "Crews, Olin families persevering 20 years later" by Anthony Castrovince for MLB.com. The Castrovince piece was pretty unique in that it written as a letter to the Cleveland Indians pitchers Tim Crews and Steve Olin who died 20 years ago in a boating accident during Spring Training. It was really well done and covers both the lives of Crews and Olin and whats occurred since with their respective families.