The Parent Trap by Rick Reilly
This is another great Rick Reilly piece. My favorite two magazines are Sports Illustrated and Wineskins. You ought to be subscribed to both (less the swimming suit issue, and I'm not talking about Wineskins swimming suit issue). You'll need to be a subscriber to read this article in full online but, here, read the first few lines. It's in the July 31, 2006 issue with Tiger at British Open on cover. The Parent Trap By Rick Reilly
I went out to get my paper this morning and found my neighbor Dalton instead.
He was slumped on my stoop, looking as though he'd slept under a marching band. His eyes sported five-pound bags, his right hand was bandaged and bloody, and his face was sunk like a bad soufflé.
"My God!" I said. "What happened to you? You look like a 20-car funeral!"
"Youth lacrosse happened to me," he grumbled. "The Competitive Elite Lacrosse League. My little Ashley made one of those 'travel teams.' Pray it never happens to you, dude."
Here's another moving piece by Reilly: Making up for lost time