By Mark Liptak
Dick Allen and WSI's Mark Liptak during banquet at the Stadium Club in U.S. Cellular Field.
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Editor's Note: Mark Liptak is an experienced sports journalist, holding several awards for both his electronic and print media work.
He has held numerous sports reporting positions for various TV and newspaper organizations, including Director of Sports for KNOE-TV (Monroe, Louisiana) and KPVI-TV (Pocatello, Idaho), and sports writer for the Idaho Falls Free Press, where his column "Lip Service" has appeared for for a number of years.
wife, and cats presently live in Chubbuck, Idaho, where they collectively comprise 100 percent of the Pocatello River Valley's long-time Sox Fan population.