Almanac Connection: “Titles and tears” by Joe Posnanski

The NBA finals climaxed spectacularly yesterday.

Here is a grand work of sportswriting, covering Cleveland and LeBron James, place and connection, support and meaning, from celebrated US writer Joe Posnanski.


“…In those moments, you’ll shake your first at the sky, and you’ll feel think about all the things you love about this place: The corned beef sandwiches at Corky’s and Lenny’s; the exotic sounds and smells of the West Side Market; the hard-hat factory workers like your dad who bowl on the weekends and mow their own lawns and rub your head at Cleveland Municipal Stadium when the Indians score a run…


Full story:

Titles and tears



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  1. Thanks for introducing us to Joe. Inspirational at many levels.

  2. Thanks for the link. I loved it.

  3. Absolutely outstanding.

  4. E.regnans says

    What you all said.

  5. Earl O'Neill says

    Brilliant. The best American sportswriters have a knack for these beautiful evocative pieces.

  6. Have been exploring Joe Posnanski’s blog the last few days since ER introduced him to Almanackers. For the Springsteen fans among us, Joe is a huge fan and there is a blog category devoted to “Bruce” related pieces. Read this one this morning and its one of the best reflections on ageing and sustaining passion and purpose that I have read.
    As a writer the way he flips seamlessly from the personal to the public issues being explored is brilliant. Like a magician’s sleight of hand.

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