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New Sports Columnist at Baltimore Sun

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Baltimoreguy, May 14, 2009.

  1. Baltimoreguy

    Baltimoreguy Member

    Some people might say that naming a new sports columnist at The Baltimore Sun is like rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic. After canning Rick Maese and now naming this replacement, I’d say it’s more like shooting a torpedo into the side of the ship that didn’t hit the iceberg.

    Long-time alleged "humor" columnist Kevin Cowherd is moving from the Today section to become the new sports columnist at The Sun. The way he announced this news in today’s column is pretty emblematic of his writing:

    The archive of his work, for those who are interested:

  2. Montezuma's Revenge

    Montezuma's Revenge Active Member

    Didn't Cowherd work in sports back in the day?
  3. spaceman

    spaceman Active Member

    yes, he did.
  4. VJ

    VJ Member

    Does this mean they'll be allowed to have more than 4 staff stories in their section now?
  5. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    I usually recoil at the name "Cowherd" with my sports, but I'll see what Kevin has to offer.
  6. Frank_Ridgeway

    Frank_Ridgeway Well-Known Member

    Don't like the rodeo, do you?
  7. fishwrapper

    fishwrapper Active Member

    Baltimoreguy, thought you might be interested in this story:

  8. WriteThinking

    WriteThinking Well-Known Member

    Saw this coming from the moment Maese was let go from Baltimore.

    When he was laid off, the very first thought I had was that Rick would be working for the L.A. Times within a week.
  9. Angola!

    Angola! Guest

    That was a damn good story.
  10. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    Judging from the e-mail address - it appears the story was a free-lance gig for Maese.
  11. Baltimoreguy

    Baltimoreguy Member

    That was a good story -- seems to me it's the kind of storytelling the Maese does best. To be honest, I always thought he was a little miscast as a columnist. His writing seems kind of lyrical to me and needs a little space to breathe.

    I'll still miss him in The Sun, though.
  12. fishwrapper

    fishwrapper Active Member

    It was.
    His skills are perfect for a short takeout/G.A. gig. And, those of you who have read Rick over the years, know many of his best columns were storytelling.
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