Wednesday in Baltimore
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
OC, SS; AJ, C; Q, LF; JD, RF; Thome, DH; PK, 1B; Alexei, Missile; Swish, 1B; Uribe, 3B. Danks pitching.
Jim Thome and his dad, Chuck, are scheduled to visit the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY, tomorrow on our off day. Jim will deliver the baseball from his 500th home run and tour the Hall with his dad.
If you remember, Jim and his dad tried to reach Cooperstown in January/February, but were snowed out.
Interesting news on the media front in Chicago.
I am going to refrain from commenting, but do know that what I am hearing on the street is much different than the public spin from my favorite columnist. It seems to be much more about who got to write today’s column on Obama than the Chinese revelation that newspapers are failing.
No matter your reaction to the news, this (from Crain’s) has to be one of the greatest “see you later” quotes ever from a boss to an exiting employee:
“The Chicago Sun-Times had the best sports section in the city before Jay Mariotti came to town — that’s why he signed up with us — and his departure does not change that,” Sun-Times Editor Michael Cooke said in a statement Wednesday. “We wish Jay well and will miss him — not personally, of course, but in the sense of noticing he is no longer here, at least for a few days.”