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Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Call the Waaaah-mbulance Part II

Sully holds a cry fest at the Tribune blog:

Cubs general manager Jim Hendry announced the Kendall trade during the Cubs telecast on WCIU-Ch. 26 last night, making the media wait until afterward to learn of the deal. The Cubs PR department had the press release already written and was simply waiting for Hendry to announce it on TV before telling the beat reporters. Maybe this is the wave of the future, but it shows how little the organization cares about the reporters who cover their team every day. I don't know of any other team that announces its trades on TV, but the Cubs apparently believe they're above it all.

Sweet zombie Jesus! Did not getting that press release result in Sully missing the deadline for the 9:13 pm print edition of the Trib?

I'd mock Sully until carpal tunnel syndrome crippled me for life, but the commenters at the blog took care of that for me. Read the comments and enjoy a good laugh.



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