I'D JUST LIKE to say congratulations to longtime

Daily News

columnist and former baseball beat writer Bill Conlin on being awarded the Baseball Hall of Fame's J.G. Taylor Spink Award for his work as a baseball writer.

Conlin is what a writer in a major market like Philadelphia should be - unafraid to tell things like they are, and articulate it with such elegance and dignity. And also, as we all know, Mr. Conlin, a touch of sarcasm!

Thomas Mullen