Q&A: Patrick Reusse remembers Sid Hartman

KSTP Radio contributor and Star Tribune sports columnist Patrick Reusse remembers his long-time colleague, Sid Hartman.

Our Darren ‘Doogie’ Wolfson sat down with Reusse on Monday to reminisce about quite possibly the most unique human being who’s ever existed.

***Click the video box above to watch their conversation***

Hartman passed away on Sunday at age 100. Reusse wrote Hartman’s book and worked closely with him for many, many years. They had many memorable back-and-forths and disagreements, but the mutual respect never wavered.

Timberwolves coach Ryan Saunders knew Hartman from a very young age through his late dad, Flip. Ryan released this statement on Monday:

“It’s hard to put into words what Sid meant to my family and me. He was resilient, positive, and worked effortlessly to develop meaningful relationships that gave millions of readers a glimpse into the world he loved.

Having known my parents since they were teens, Sid really was a “close personal friend” and was always a voice of reason, stability and familiarity. I will remember Sid fondly as he embraced my family in a way that only Sid Hartman could. As long as I can remember, he’s always been someone I trusted not just as a friend but as a journalist who did everything with integrity.

Sid was a remarkable example of living life to the fullest and finding your passion – may we all learn from the legacy he leaves.”