May 12, 2005

Sid In SI

Minneapolis native Steve Rushin devotes his column this week to 85-year-old Star Tribune sports columnist Sid Hartman, the local legend who has been writing for the paper for over six decades. It’s a fairly Sid-friendly piece, but it doesn’t leave out the pertinent information that Sid is slipping, and has been for quite some time.

Want an example? City Pages has compiled a list of wildly inaccurate Sid predictions from over the years, all along the lines of “the Twins will leave, this year, if we don’t get a stadium bill passed.” And just like Dick Morris’ litany of Hillary predictions, they’re all wrong.

It’s part of an entertaining and comprehensive package by CP on the Twins ballpark issue which, despite being rabidly anti-stadium, is a pretty good read. Though I still recommend Jay Weiner’s “Stadium Games” as the definitive account of Minnesota’s stadium-debate history.

Rushin, to his credit, does include a “Panamanian strongman” joke, which for me at least, redeems the whole column.

Posted by Stephen Silver at May 12, 2005 08:59 PM

So I checked stadium games out from the library and got about half-way through where the actual stadium "history" ends and Jay starts writing about the goings-on behind the scenes, very comprehensive, but not a good read. Is the book worht finishing?

Posted by: Jeff S at May 12, 2005 11:41 PM
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