Feature This

While sitting at work, I stumbled upon the Aug. 27 edition of the Sport Illustrated magazine titled, “The Supernatural.” At first I was intrigued by the attractive, young professional baseball player on the front page, so I decided to read more about “Mr. Supernatural.”

The feature was called “Kid Dynamite” by Tom Verducci and was written about Mike Trout who plays for the L.A. Angels. As I began to read the introduction of this new and upcoming baseball player, I was horrified.

The feature was supposed to be written about the young 21-year-old and his amazing talent, however, I couldn’t get passed the long and drawn out intro. The introduction for this kid was about his home town and something about some airplanes. Nothing to do with baseball. An intro that was intended to catch a readers’ attention quickly repelled me from the story all together. I along with anyone else like a good an introduction in a feature story, however, this one felt like a waste of time and only left me confused.

So, in conclusion, Mike Trout is attractive, however, his introduction is not.

The Supernatural by Tom Verducci


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