Once again, Dan shows he can write a relevant and effective column with this March 12th piece about the Massachusetts Bay Community College men's basketball team and its foray into the upper stratosphere of the JUCO playoffs.
I must duly note that, with the preponderance of quotes the column virtually wrote itself, complementing its formatting.
It truly is a shame that he'll no doubt momentarily return to hack status, with the tacit approval of his Globe editors. Having spent much of my adult life in news and sports reporting I can attest that editors who actually improve your writing are few and far between. Most either ignore the problems posed in one's stories and columns, or simply butcher them.