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RIP Meehan -- Follow Up

I received this note regarding Mr. Meehan's work.  I encourage you to check out the link; the Oregonian staff has hand-selected his best work going back to 1992.

I worked with Brian and I appreciate your sentiments... I queried some of his friends and colleagues and obtained a list of what they consider to be some of his best work. You can find some of those articles at this site:  Of course, Brian is best known for his pre-sports journalism: covering the environment throughout the '90s, writing the mainbar story on the Springfield H.S. shootings, etc.

Michael Russell
Sports News Assistant
The Oregonian

The final piece included at that link, Generosity Scores in Must-Win Game, about a softball game in which one team carried an opposing player around the bases after she was hurt, stands as a fitting legacy.  It emphasizes teamwork, fairplay, and competition.  I would not be surprised to see this piece included in The Best American Sports Writing of 2008.

-- Ben (