Slap Hitter: Oakland, Richmond, Berkeley in big Sports Illustrated article (and no, it’s not flattering)


This week’s Sports Illustrated arrived with no warning on the cover that inside would be a seven page back story profile of our little ol’ East Bay high school scene. Um, it’s not pretty. The article’s worth reading for its train wreck appeal. Titled How Dreams Die it’s strangely presented in a low-profile manner. There isn’t a reference to the issue’s longest story of the week anywhere on the cover, it takes a pretty thorough search of the SI website to find the story and ultimately there doesn’t seem to be much buzz yet in the East Bay. Maybe nobody’s found it yet?