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Layoffs at MLB.com claim a few

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by SnoopyBoy, Dec 7, 2008.

  1. SnoopyBoy

    SnoopyBoy Member

    MLB.com, which I thought was about as stable as it comes in this business, has laid off 20-25 people, including seven in editorial. Included are Jim Molony, Jack O'Connell, Mike Scarr, Justice Hill, Robert Falkoff and Kevin Czerwinski.

    Apologies if posted elsewhere...
     
  2. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    Jeez.
    Will they still have a "beat guy" for every team?
     
  3. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    This is really fucking disgusting.

    They are PRINTING money at mlb.com. PRINTING IT. It's not like they're operating a dying medium. MLB.com is profitable a zillion times over. Yet these rotten bastards are STILL cutting people and STILL cutting space. It's the fucking Internet! There's no space restrictions! Yet there are fewer and fewer stories every year.

    The end game is interns doing everything and the place just existing to sell T-shirts. Book it.

    A lot of good people lost their jobs there. Fuck you, mlb.com.
     
  4. Mediator

    Mediator Member

    I can't believe this. It's every day now. And no one works harder than a baseball writer with no space restraints. I just don't know what to think anymore...
     
  5. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    Hope someone reminds Bud about this the next time he blathers on and on about baseball's health.
     
  6. Herbert Anchovy

    Herbert Anchovy Active Member

    MLB.com isn't filling correspondent openings with seasoned pros, either. Mostly green ex-collegians. Big surprise there.
     
  7. Smasher_Sloan

    Smasher_Sloan Active Member


    Amen. Slimy bastards.
     
  8. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    Not mostly. Completely.

    Baseball is doing just fine. But there's always more fat to cut for Bob DuPuy and the rest of the rotten pieces of shit.
     
  9. SF_Express

    SF_Express Active Member

    Know a number of people there, so was concerned for former collleagues, but not any of these. Still sucks, though.
     
  10. GBNF

    GBNF Active Member

    Damn, man, Justice is a good dude. This sucks. Again. It always sucks. Fuck.
     
  11. In Exile

    In Exile Member

    Bud made $14.5 million in 2005.

    Note to Bud: See auto industry. Meet you there in a few.
     
  12. Joe Williams

    Joe Williams Active Member

    [....... waiting for Jim Jenks to weigh in on the cuts and on working with all green ex-collegians rather than seasoned pros ....... ]
     
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