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Old 08-02-2013, 07:31 PM
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Never leave a question unasked: Why didn't the new reporter get assigned to the Cubs and Gonzalez remained with the Sox?
One can only speculate. As a rule, though, baseball beat writers in multi-team cities used to be moved between teams more frequently. One reason was to keep the reporters from becoming lazy even inadvertently, relying on the same few sources to answer questions, not asking questions because they have been answered before even though the answer may be out of date and such. Leaving a reporter on a beat too long can make the coverage stale. Covering a beat you have to be up close enough to know what's going on, but you have to keep a distance from what you're covering.

I don't know if this is an example, but if it doesn't specifically work, it is the sort of thing that applies here. There was an incident in a previous season where Alexei Ramirez failed in a sacrifice bunt attempt. A WSI poster reported later that Gonzalez shared with him that Ramirez hates bunting (and, indeed, Jeff Cox, when he was still coaching and teaching bunting to Ramirez, said Ramirez had never bunted before he came to the White Sox). The conclusion that it was wrong to ask him to sacrifice. Maybe that was the assumption all along and there was no need to ask how Ramirez felt about bunting. A couple of games later, Ramirez was attempted to bunt for a hit, so obviously someone's information was out of date, whether it was the paid journalist or the WSI poster.

Back in the 1970s, before I left the Chicago area, the Sun-Times and Tribune both used to switch their baseball beat writers between teams at the All-Star break. I don't know when it changed.
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Old 08-06-2013, 12:36 PM
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Old 08-06-2013, 12:49 PM
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Does anyone know what happened to Paul Sullivan? Seems like he was on the Cubs' beat for years.
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Old 08-06-2013, 12:59 PM
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Does anyone know what happened to Paul Sullivan? Seems like he was on the Cubs' beat for years.
Sullivan is staying with the Tribune in a newly expanded, not really announced baseball role.

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Used to be the Sox beat writer before Gonzales, IIRC.
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Old 08-06-2013, 01:01 PM
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Paul Sullivan:
Iíll be a baseball generalist, writing longer feature stories about both teams, baseball in general, the minors, the sort of thing we havenít had since Dave Van Dyck retired.

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Old 08-06-2013, 03:16 PM
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There was a guy named Teddy. He wrote for the Sox and then they switched him to the Cubs. what happened to him?
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Old 08-06-2013, 08:09 PM
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Never leave a question unasked: Why didn't the new reporter get assigned to the Cubs and Gonzalez remained with the Sox?
I wouldn't be surprised if Gonzales asked to switch to the Cubs. Whether we like it or not, the Cubs beat writer job is probably a more high profile position.
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Old 08-06-2013, 08:21 PM
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Any chance of changing your screen name to DumpDunn?

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Old 08-06-2013, 08:24 PM
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Are you referring to the mid-season swap of Cubs/Sox writers that hasn't been done in a generation?
I guess that is what I was thinking of. They used to have a formal flip-flop of coverage at the true half-way point,or as the All-Star game. Each beat writer would right a "state of the union, here's what you're in for" open letter to each other, often as interesting as the beat coverage itself.

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Old 08-07-2013, 10:22 AM
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This was sent to me this morning from Lip and asked to share with the rest of the community:

Why did Lip not post this here himself? Or has Captain Negative been banned from WSI?
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Old 08-07-2013, 01:17 PM
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Why did Lip not post this here himself? Or has Captain Negative been banned from WSI?
Why do you care? Did he run over your dog or something?
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Old 08-07-2013, 02:00 PM
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Why did Lip not post this here himself? Or has Captain Negative been banned from WSI?
I assumed he was quiet because the Hawks won the cup. His summer of bashing Stan Bowman was ruined.
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Old 08-07-2013, 03:27 PM
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Why did Lip not post this here himself? Or has Captain Negative been banned from WSI?
Yes he can be a bit of a critic at times. If you read him could you ever doubt for a minute that he really wants the Sox to win? In an age of watered down self serving vacuous journalism he has provided this site with countless in depth pieces that provide insights into Sox personalities and history that you will be hard pressed to find elsewhere. Maybe he just got tired of being brow beaten by the likes of you.
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Old 08-07-2013, 03:34 PM
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He was also an awful writer.
Par for the course at the Trib these days.
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Old 08-07-2013, 03:48 PM
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Yes he can be a bit of a critic at times. If you read him could you ever doubt for a minute that he really wants the Sox to win? In an age of watered down self serving vacuous journalism he has provided this site with countless in depth pieces that provide insights into Sox personalities and history that you will be hard pressed to find elsewhere. Maybe he just got tired of being brow beaten by the likes of you.

I agree, I hope he continues to interview ex-Sox players and places the interviews on this site.
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