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danjames
08-03-2006, 08:11 PM
Earlier today on the score, George Offman reported that Mike Kiley has been let go by the Sun-Times. Pretty interesting, but I can't find anything else on it. Anyone else know the scoop?

SpartanSoxFan
08-03-2006, 09:10 PM
Was he a beat writer?

peeonwrigley
08-03-2006, 09:14 PM
Was he a beat writer?

Followed the Cubs I believe.

lakeviewsoxfan
08-03-2006, 09:20 PM
Hangar 18 is very happy

The Dude
08-03-2006, 09:41 PM
Hangar 18 is very happy

Well if so, then letting Kiley go was worth it!:redneck

Domeshot17
08-03-2006, 10:04 PM
actually kinda sad, I went to high school with and was pretty good friends with his daughter (took her best friend to prom). He was always a really nice guy even if he was a cubs fan.

Dan Mega
08-03-2006, 10:41 PM
You mean Ole "Yellow" just went the way of Ole "Yellar"? LOL!

MeteorsSox4367
08-04-2006, 12:08 AM
Didn't see his byline in the Times by any Cub stuff for a while, then he covered a Sky game. Apparently, the Times' new Cubs beat guy is Vaughn McClure.

Is Vaughn any relation to the late great Troy McClure?

RadioheadRocks
08-04-2006, 12:13 AM
Believe it or not, Kiley actually was the beat writer for the White Sox for the Tribune back in the early 80s; some of you may be familiar with his book HOME AND AWAY, which is a day-by-day chronicle of his coverage of the 1985 White Sox season; after that season he left the Sox beat and (I believe) covered horse racing for a while.

danjames
08-04-2006, 12:51 AM
I wonder what forced him out.

thepaulbowski
08-04-2006, 08:31 AM
I wonder what forced him out.



Apparently he couldn't keep track of his expenses.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/cs-060803teddy,1,5090861.column?coll=chi-sportsnew-hed

Johnny Mostil
08-04-2006, 09:21 AM
Believe it or not, Kiley actually was the beat writer for the White Sox for the Tribune back in the early 80s; some of you may be familiar with his book HOME AND AWAY, which is a day-by-day chronicle of his coverage of the 1985 White Sox season; after that season he left the Sox beat and (I believe) covered horse racing for a while.

Yep. And in that book, as I recall, he mentions he grew up as a Sox fan (because his brother was a Cub fan) . . .