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Sam Fuld gets a feature in The New Yorker

Jun 27, 2011, 3:30 PM EDT

Sam Fuld

I used to have a subscription to The New Yorker, but then the same thing that happens to everyone else who gets a subscription to the New Yorker happened to me: when I got it I leafed through to read the cartoons, made a mental note of the articles I really wanted to read later, ignored the magazine for two weeks while I derped around on the Internet and watched TV, and then was racked with guilt when the next issue of the New Yorker showed up.

Oh, really? Fine, then I guess you’re better than me, Your Majesty.

Point is, I don’t have a subscription to the New Yorker anymore, so I can’t yet read the feature article on Rays’ outfielder Sam Fuld that just came out.  An abstract of it is here.

Someone who does have a subscription and can read the online version, tell me if what I suspect is true is really true: The New Yorker greenlighted this thing back in April when it looked like Fuld was going to have a whale of a year and now, when he’s back around his historic norms (i.e. fourth outfielder territory) it seems a bit weird that a big fancy magazine is doing a feature story on him.

  1. franklapidus316 - Jun 27, 2011 at 3:39 PM

    I stopped reading New Yorker after they ripped off Ziggy.

  2. theken13 - Jun 27, 2011 at 4:51 PM

    yea your suspicion is pretty much right – although to compensate they concentrate on his academic background and his ‘nerdy’ obsessions with stats

  3. klmccook - Jul 1, 2011 at 4:01 PM

    No, your suspicion is wrong. Watch the Rays play. Fuld has been a top-notch outfielder all season long. He is brave, fearless and a bit arch. The Rays are different from Red Sox and Yankees…they care about the full range of the game. That is why the Rays and their fans see that Sam is a baseball player who is more than a cut-out. Once in a while, just once in a while some one somewhere gets a little coverage who isn’t on the Red Sox or Yankees and you just tinkle all over it. You are so cynical. You are so in the tank for them. There are other teams, too, Craig. O, and BTW, it isn’t a genius act to just read the magazine. But you’d have to take a few moments out of Yankee/Red Sox adulation.

    –Rays fan from Tampa

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