Writing on Sports
What keeps most sportswriters from writing good English is the misapprehension that they shouldn’t be trying to. They have been reared on so many clichés that they assume they are the required tools of the trade. They also have a dread of repeating the words that’s easiest for the reader to visualize – batter, runner, golfer, boxer – if a synonym can be found. And usually, with exertion, it can.