Sportswriters and the Pulitzer Prize

A hat-tip to Jared Paventi, our best man and official food consultant, for pointing this one out. Ed Sherman writes a compelling post on his blog about how sports writing is consistently ignored when it comes to the Pulitzer Prize. As Sherman points out, it's been 22 years since a sports columnist won the commentary award.

He brings up an important point about the seriousness of sports reporting:

"I always have resented that people label sports the toy department. There is serious work done there by serious people. I’d love for one of the Pulitzer committee members to spend a year covering a Major League Baseball team and then tell me that’s a joy ride. After that grueling experience, I bet they promptly would give a Pulitzer to a baseball writer."