PDA

View Full Version : As bad as baseball writers in Chicago are..it could have been worse


Fenway
03-01-2008, 03:23 PM
I just stumbled across something on Google than is a little scary.

In 1981 the Washington Star folded. The national baseball writer for the Star was out of work. He was offered a baseball writing job by the Chicago Tribune but at the last moment the Boston Globe offered him $600 a week.

The Tribune then hired Jerome Holtzman.

The writer you could have had?

Dan Shaughnessey :o:

He would still be selling copies of 'The Curse of the Billy Goat'

http://books.google.com/books?id=F3QQbDSdmg4C&pg=PA235&dq=vince+doria+boston+globe&ei=0MrJR5qlI5XGyATU87CrCQ&sig=WYY58J0iWuPSXl3pdhZ6RuqfXc4

Railsplitter
03-01-2008, 07:05 PM
Wasn't Holtzman in Chicago before that? Perhaps with the Daily News, which folded in 1978.

tebman
03-01-2008, 07:13 PM
Wasn't Holtzman in Chicago before that? Perhaps with the Daily News, which folded in 1978.
Holtzman was with the Sun-Times for years, though I don't know how many. I think he started there in the 1950s.

Fenway
03-01-2008, 07:17 PM
Wasn't Holtzman in Chicago before that? Perhaps with the Daily News, which folded in 1978.

Jerry was at the Sun-Times until 1981. He wanted the security that the Tribune offered even though he was not a fan of the paper.

rocky biddle
03-01-2008, 07:23 PM
We'll trade ya a Windsock for your Curly-Haired boyfriend. We'll even throw in a Couch and a Sleazyhack.

Fenway
03-01-2008, 07:27 PM
We'll trade ya a Windsock for your Curly-Haired boyfriend. We'll even throw in a Couch and a Sleazyhack.

But you have to take Gerry Callahan and Steve Buckley too. We will keep Bob Ryan.