Good sports?

Sportswriters are supposed to write about sports, but Jay thinks that some of them have forgotten how.

Updated: June 27, 2001, 4:10 PM ET
By Jay Cronley | Special to ESPN.com

Horse racing is fortunate to have a responsible national press, which is to say that when members of the print or electronic media go to Louisville to cover the Kentucky Derby, you will not read of some reporter whining about paying $350 for a $125 room, and complaining about its view.

No matter the opulence of the event, people who cover horse racing have to get down and dirty occasionally and watch where they step.

The field of horse racing has always attracted characters, writers ...

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