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Jim Shorts
01-06-2011, 08:34 AM
I'm certain that someone on these boards know more about this than me...

I thought I heard at the end of last season that Cowley was no longer going to be on the Sox beat, that he was going to cover the Cubs for the bright one. This true? He's still been on the beat during the hot stove, sure enough.

Just looking for a bit of clarification. TIA.

Lip Man 1
01-06-2011, 10:50 AM
Jim:

Joe is now one of the columnists for the Sun-Times. He does not have a specifc beat. Part of the reason for the change was that he wanted to spend more time at home with his family. He has young kids and has had some health issues in the past.

He'll be writing about all the teams, not just one in particular. He was supposed to be on the Sox beat exclusively until January 1st.

I assume the Sun-Times is in the process of hiring a new beat writer and that they'll be in place before spring training.

Lip

dickallen15
01-06-2011, 10:54 AM
Speaking of the Sox beat, anyone know what's up with Mark Gonzales? He hasn't had much Sox stuff this offseason.

Lip Man 1
01-06-2011, 10:57 AM
Gonzo was taking some time off after the season. He won't return until the middle of January. He was on Chicago Tribune Live! yesterday as a panelist talking about the Hall of Fame voting.

Lip

Jim Shorts
01-06-2011, 11:15 AM
Jim:

Joe is now one of the columnists for the Sun-Times. He does not have a specifc beat. Part of the reason for the change was that he wanted to spend more time at home with his family. He has young kids and has had some health issues in the past.

He'll be writing about all the teams, not just one in particular. He was supposed to be on the Sox beat exclusively until January 1st.

I assume the Sun-Times is in the process of hiring a new beat writer and that they'll be in place before spring training.

Lip

Thanks, Lip.

Didn't know he got a columnist gig. Good for Joe.

MtGrnwdSoxFan
01-06-2011, 11:24 PM
Thanks, Lip.

Didn't know he got a columnist gig. Good for Joe.

And the first article I saw from him (paraphrased): "Bears a Good Team? Don't Make Me Laugh"

Needless to say, that's as far as I read.

Great, we have a wannabe Mariotti on the loose. And making this guy, who was known for his often derogatory takes on the Sox, a columnist is a good idea how...?

ChiSoxGirl
01-07-2011, 07:42 AM
I'm certain that someone on these boards know more about this than me...

I thought I heard at the end of last season that Cowley was no longer going to be on the Sox beat, that he was going to cover the Cubs for the bright one. This true? He's still been on the beat during the hot stove, sure enough.

Just looking for a bit of clarification. TIA.

It's still true. I listened to White Sox Weekly on December 18, and Rongey had Cowley on "for the last time as the Sox beat reporter." Cowley said he'll be expanding his horizons, if you will, and will not only be covering baseball, but other sports, as well. During that interview, he commented that he was covering the Bears game that Monday up in Minneapolis. He told Rongey that he'd still be at the ballpark next season and would still cover the Sox, but with not as much frequency.

TheOldRoman
01-07-2011, 09:06 AM
And the first article I saw from him (paraphrased): "Bears a Good Team? Don't Make Me Laugh"

Needless to say, that's as far as I read.

Great, we have a wannabe Mariotti on the loose. And making this guy, who was known for his often derogatory takes on the Sox, a columnist is a good idea how...?That should come as no surprise. He has been positioning himself as a Mariotti in training for quite a while now. I'm sure he will pick his ownership group to rage against shortly. It is a shame that many legitimate journalists are unemployed while people like Cowley are paid to throw their feces at the wall.

SephClone89
01-08-2011, 09:06 AM
<li id="status_23595323427393536" class="hentry u-cst_Cowley status">Trib Dictator, you keep running a section like this you'll be guessing my weight at some carnie in a few years. Stay hot. about 11 hours ago (http://twitter.com/cst_Cowley/status/23595323427393536) via web

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<li id="status_23590557271986177" class="hentry u-cst_Cowley status">
And Lilí Trib Dictator Ė Iím laughing at the superior intellect. about 11 hours ago (http://twitter.com/cst_Cowley/status/23590557271986177) via tweetz (http://blueonionsoftware.com/tweetz.aspx)

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<li id="status_23589739743412224" class="hentry u-cst_Cowley status">
You let the big boys do all the heavy lifting ... you guys sit on the bench and brag about how important you think you are. about 11 hours ago (http://twitter.com/cst_Cowley/status/23589739743412224) via tweetz (http://blueonionsoftware.com/tweetz.aspx)

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<li id="status_23589492493385728" class="hentry u-cst_Cowley status">
Don't worry Tribsters, we'll keep breaking it, you keep faking it. about 11 hours ago (http://twitter.com/cst_Cowley/status/23589492493385728) via tweetz (http://blueonionsoftware.com/tweetz.aspx)

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It might be a 2 newspaper town, but only one doesn't have its head up its ass. about 11 hours ago (http://twitter.com/cst_Cowley/status/23589370808242176) via tweetz (http://blueonionsoftware.com/tweetz.aspx)

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Meanwhile, Sun-Times had the story 2 days ago that the Cubs were in the lead for Garza. about 11 hours ago (http://twitter.com/cst_Cowley/status/23589121393950721) via tweetz (http://blueonionsoftware.com/tweetz.aspx)

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<li id="status_23588683546365952" class="hentry u-cst_Cowley status"> Trib writes 2 days ago - "Matt Garza going to the Cubs apparently has the same credence of those a month ago - very little.'' about 11 hours ago (http://twitter.com/cst_Cowley/status/23588683546365952) via tweetz (http://blueonionsoftware.com/tweetz.aspx)

How does this douchebag still even have a job, let alone a promotion?