"Days in the Sun" by John Steadman.(The Baltimore Sun...

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July 16, 2000|By Michael Pakenham

"Days in the Sun" by John Steadman.(The Baltimore Sun, 252 pages, $13.95)

There is no possible way for me to be objective about John Steadman, the writer and the man. He is one of the most delightful journalists and most civilized gentlemen I have been graced to know and work with. He has often written on these pages, with keen eye and strong heart. This collection of his sports writing is, for me, a treasure as well as a treasury: Sports writing in the finest tradition -- combining joy and energy, excitement and release from mundanity.

If you are a sports fanatic, you already know much of it, but will love reading it again. If you are less than an enthusiast, read it to discover what all those nuts are nuts about.

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