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Two athletes who actually get it

You've probably never heard of Jim Caple's two athletes of the year, but they're two guys who understand the meaning of sport.

Updated: January 2, 2003, 12:18 PM ET
By Jim Caple | Page 2 columnist

I sat in the broadcast booth with Ernie Harwell, turned the scores inside Fenway's Green Monster and floated in a raft in McCovey Cove. I stood in line for Roots berets, argued contraction with Bud Selig in his office and stayed up all night with immigrants from nine African nations cheering on Senegal in the World Cup. I watched the Irish practice on the Notre Dame campus, shouted questions at Jamie Sale and David Pelletier on their way from the Kiss and Cry Zone and even savored the aroma of ...

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