HOWARD BRYANT is a senior writer for ESPN.com and ESPN The
Magazine. He's also the sports correspondent for NPR's Weekend
Edition Saturday and the author of six books. He was a 2016
finalist for the National Magazine Award in Commentary.
GLENN STOUT, series editor, is the author of Young Woman and the Sea and Fenway 1912. He has been the editor of The Best American Sports Writing since its inception in 1991.