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Former Baltimore Sun reporter Cameron Snyder passes

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Evil ... Thy name is Orville Redenbacher!!, Feb 2, 2010.

  1. http://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/bal-snyderobit0130,0,3260654.story

    Snyder died at age 93 of lung cancer. He covered the (Baltimore) Colts during their heyday.
    I never knew Cameron, but his brother Jim, who is also deceased, was a long-time sports fixture in West Virginia, serving as SE of the Parkersburg News for decades.
  2. spaceman

    spaceman Active Member

    I worked with Cameron. They called him the Old Goat because he had a white goatee. I could see how the Colts would have let him stand in at guard during practice (which they did, according to Mike Klingaman's obit in The Sun). He definitely had that bowling-ball Fuzzy Thurston kind of build.

    Looking back, there was one lede he wrote at the end of his career that got cut by one of us punkass desk kids who were drinking the APSE Kool-Aid. Years later, I realized much too late that I wish it has seen print, and it's one lede from The Sun that I can recite 25 years later:

    "The foliage around Harford Community College is so beautiful this time of year, it would have caused Vincent Van Gogh to cut off his other ear."

    We laughed about it, and it got cut. It was a friggin season preview on Harford CC for crying out loud. We should have run it. Sorry, Cameron. RIP, old goat.
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