Originally Posted by NamVet4
Smith and Posnanski have a ways to go in my opinion, even though they have ascertained some credibility. If you enjoy their work and feel that it is more fact and honest reporting than over blown, self centered blathering, than enjoy.
. . . just my 2 cents
To some degree we are comparing apples with oranges, as Smith doesn't write game stories or columns.
But in the world of sportswriting Smith is literally as good as gets. I have a lot of respect for the guys you mentioned (Red Smith was better than Povich or Rice, IMO) but none of them were any more talented than Gary Smith.