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About Richard Justice


By Brad Kronthal

Richard Justice has been covering sports for more than 35 years.

He grew up Waxahachie, Texas, in a small town 30 miles from Dallas, and had a passion for sportswriting from a very young age.

Justice has covered some of the biggest events in sports and has worked at some of the best newspapers during his career. Those include the Dallas Times Herald, The Chicago Sun Times, the Houston Chronicle, Baltimore Sun and The Washington Post.

He has also appeared ESPN’s Pardon the Interruption, Around the Horn and 30-for-30 series on the “Pony Express,” detailing Southern Methodist University’s NCAA violations.

He is now a columnist for MLB.Com.

A graduate of the University of Texas, Justice has always been appreciative for whatever job he had, and for whatever news organization he was employed by and was never fazed by the constant changes in media technology.

Over the years he has worked with and for many of the best people in the industry, including Tony Kornheiser, Michael Wilbon, Christine Brennan, George Solomon, Frank Luksa and Blackie Sherrod.

Justice covered the inaugural season of the Dallas Mavericks, many Super Bowls, including the Redskins 1991 championship, the Texas Longhorns National Championship in 2005 and the Houston Astros’ World Series appearance.

Justice has always been a competitive reporter. He never liked being beat on a story and said he could not go to sleep until 12:30 in the morning when he was covering the Redskins for The Washington Post.

Typically, he would be awake until the competitor Washington Times was delivered to The Post (around 11:45-12 a.m.); and if his editors did not call him by 12:30, he knew he was safe.

In his work, Justice has traveled to Japan and London – something he did not envision when he first started reading sports sections as a 10 year-old.

He has been beat reporter, columnist and feature writer. He is now a featured columnist for the digital publication for Major League Baseball, He views the press pass as a powerful tool; and he remains driven, still in love with his work, still his own biggest critic.