Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Aftermath of a firing

David Steele, formerly of the Baltimore Sun, describes being losing his job via phone call during covering the Orioles' game last Wednesday.
My reporting career included a dozen free-lance articles for the Baltimore Evening Sun in 1990-91. I've been in the press box at Camden Yards - a beautifully open airy place to watch a game - along with the second place Steele lost his job - old Baltimore Memorial Stadium.
Another interesting fact for me - two general sports columnists were attending an afternoon mid-week game in April. Along with a columnist/blogger, two or more sports writers and photographers. Obviously the Baltimore Sun needs to have a lot of information about the Orioles each day, but the days of multiple reporters attending the same game for the same newspaper appear near an end.

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