(WTNH)–People in the media are probably supposed to hate “The Players’ Tribune,” the website started by Derek Jeter that offers extensive stories told by current and former players, straight from their perspective, with no filter.
But man, it’s outstanding.
Just check out the beginning, and you’re going to want to read more:
The block was buzzing. Everyone wanted to get a glimpse of the visitor coming to town.
Cars were screeching up and down the street outside the Douglas Community Center, the rundown neighborhood gym in my Wisconsin hometown.
El Dorados, Regals, Monte Carlos. Chrome rims, black rims, gold rims.
A crowd was starting to develop. Kids, teachers, hustlers, dealers, moms, dads, policemen — everyone. Our local newspaper, the Racine Journal Times, sent a reporter and photographer. It was crazy. It was like the whole town of Racine was high-fiving.
Jim Calhoun was coming to our neighborhood.
The article goes on to talk about Caron’s challenges at UConn, his decision to turn pro, and
Huskies fans, you’re definitely going to want to give this a read.