Dan Le Batard joined The Herald back in 1990 and is a graduate from the University of Miami. Recognized as one of the top sports columnists today, Dan has covered several of sports' top events and is also a regular correspondent for ESPN.
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In My Opinion
This is personal, so please forgive the self-involvement. Im about to start doing a little more work for ESPN, and a little less work for this newspaper. This creates more than a little discomfort for me. Mama Herald raised me, and I love her. Professionally, she gave me all that I have, and thats a love and appreciation that will not die until they bury me forever somewhere here in South Florida.
Y ou remember him wrapped in so much armor. Muscles. Helmet. Padding. Distrust. The late Sean Taylor was known as one of the most menacing hitters in a violent game. But when the news organizations started putting his fresh face on TV screens in recent days -- no helmet, no scowl, no aura -- you couldn't help but notice this: My God, he looked like such a baby-faced child.