Five stories worth reading today, starting with 1) of our own from Tony Paul, who got Dmitri Young on the phone and got him talking about his brother’s latest trouble.
2) I’m not Sarah Phillips. Are you? No? Are you sure? Deadspin with a dizzying story about Twitter, ESPN, the price of fame — such that it is — and a reminder that things aren’t always what they seem, especially on the internet.
3) A story about the Chipmunks – not Alvin and the rest of the Sevilles, either — from a time when sportswriters traveled with the team and fame in our business meant something quite a bit different than it does now.
4) Golf course. Water hazard. Florida. Ball retriever. Bet you can guess the rest.
5) Wright Thompson on native Detroiter Sixto Rodriguez, the folk musician who is alive and well and the subject a new documentary that’s creating all sorts of buzz.