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Thursday, December 27, 2007

Our man in Pakistan

A little freaky to turn on Jim Lehrer NewsHour tonight and see someone I know -- via Little League -- as the main correspondent from Pakistan tonight. He is Griff Witte, the stellar reporter for The Washington Post. To make a long story short, I coached Little League with his father, Mike Witte, and remain very good friends with him and the whole family. I even wrote about Mike and his boys in my baseball memoir, Joy in Mudville. We did a profile at E&P last year on Griff and I later wrote a column about Mike and his fears as his son was heading off to Islamabad. Stay safe Griff!

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