Our SF Press Club board member Daniel Brown has written a great article that will certainly appeal to any journalist. Especially journalists who are married to each other!
Dan, a sports writer for The Mercury News, is married to his sports writing rival Susan Slusser, who works for the competing San Francisco Chronicle.
As Dan writes,
Because of the nature of our jobs at competing Bay Area outlets, we are forced to wage war against each other. It’s husband vs. wife, mano-a-womano, vying for the same news. It makes for terrible date nights.
Leo Durocher, the long-ago Giants manager, once said: “If I were playing third base and my mother were rounding third with the run that was going to beat us, I’d trip her. Oh, I’d pick her up and brush her off and say, ‘Sorry, Mom.’ But nobody beats me.”
I am married to Leo Durocher.
Except she wouldn’t say “sorry.”
For a fun and entertaining story about what happens when two sport writers in the family chase the same stories, check out Dan’s full article here.