Sports Expert

Lasky and Lavin

Sports Expert

Lasky and Lavin

Sports Expert
An email conversation about the news of the day.
Dec. 31 1998 1:32 PM

Lasky and Lavin

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Julie,

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Thank you for that memorable and liquid end-of-the-year riff. A pleasure to read.

I've got an entirely different treat in store for us. On this last day of 1998, I've invited David Bowman, a young sports expert, to join us at the Breakfast Table and discuss the end-of-the-year sports stories.

Q: David, what are your sports qualifications?

A: In the summer, I play on a traveling baseball team at Horner Park, which won the city championship in 1998, and on a house league team. At this moment I'm playing basketball. I'm a starting point guard for a team at Northside Catholic Academy. I also play basketball at the Loyola Park District.

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Q: And what do you consider the biggest sports stories of the year?

A: Mark McGwire hitting 70 home runs. I knew he would hit 62 but to hit 70 was truly amazing. But don't take anything away from Sammy Sosa because he had a record-breaking year too. Another great thing that happened in sports was Michael Jordan finishing-off the Jazz with his amazing shot. It was a great moment for the end of his career, and I think he should retire because hitting a game winner is the way to go out.

Q: Now, looking at today's sports pages in the Chicago Tribune, the Chicago Sun-Times, and the New York Times, are there any stories you find particularly interesting or annoying?

A: Yes. One thing in the paper that I found to be rather stupid was the problem about the basketball lockout. Why won't the owners just give them their hard-earned money? If the players don't play, the owners don't get much money either.

Q: Can you tell our readers anything to look out for in 1999 in the sports world?

A: The third season of the WNBA. It should be an exciting year.

OK, David has another appearance to rush to. Happy New Year.

Maud

Julie Lasky is editor in chief of Interiors magazine and a contributing editor to Brill's Content. Maud Lavin is author of the forthcoming book Generation Yes: Gambling on the Financial Futures of Women Under 35.