I’d just like to extend my personal congratulations to Rick Hummel for his selection as the J.G. Taylor Spink Award winner and enshrinement in the writers’ wing of the Hall of Fame. It’s a well-deserved honor for someone I greatly respect both personally and professionally.
Professionally, nobody writes a better game story than Commish. I can watch a game closely and intently, watch it with the intent of writing a great game story, and then I can read Rick’s game story the next day, and he will have picked up on things I simply missed. He carries himself with grace and class and is respected by virtually everyone he covers. He’s a great model for a young beat writer to watch.
Personally, he’s just a decent man. Everyone I know in the St. Louis media is absolutely delighted for Commish. I’ve simply never come across anyone in the market with an ill word for him. He’s been gracious and helpful to me.
It’s great news that came out today. So congrats, Commish.