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Peter Schmuck retiring?

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Furry Tractor, Aug 21, 2006.

  1. Furry Tractor

    Furry Tractor Member

  2. Claws for Concern

    Claws for Concern Active Member

    Bad name, great journalist who came through the ranks at California State University, Fullerton, a school which also boasts ESPN's Marc Stein and veteran baseball writer Ken Dayley among other name sports writers.

    Congratulations, Pete!
  3. Flying Headbutt

    Flying Headbutt Moderator Staff Member

    I took that column to be tongue in cheek. He's not really retiring, not after doing the page 2 thing for only two years now, is he?
  4. Blue_Water

    Blue_Water Member

    I think he was "mocking" Junior Seau with that column.
  5. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    Sarcasm font.
  6. Claws for Concern

    Claws for Concern Active Member

    I realize too that he's doing this column with tongue firmly in cheek.
  7. awriter

    awriter Active Member

    In case anyone didn't get it, here's the follow-up:

  8. oldhack

    oldhack Member

    He was writing a column.

    Only schumcks would think he was retiring.
  9. Birdscribe

    Birdscribe Active Member

    Well said, Claws, although it's Daley.

    The department also boasts NY Post newsie David K. Li, and Chicago Tribune international deskie/all-around troubleshooter Joyce Garcia among others who come immediate to mind.

    Never forget one immortal Peter S. story. He was covering the Angels for the Register and I was there on feature duty. One night back in the 80s, we were wrapping up one night when Peter yanks out a California Lottery ticket and starts checking the numbers. He gets the first four, stops, then checks again.

    Four out of six. Nothing like a tidy $3,100 or so evening for someone who always had time for a young, brokedick sports writer.
  10. patchs

    patchs Active Member

    I have a similar story like that. About 10 years ago, I was in Cooperstown covering the HOF game. Pete was there for the Os and we were shooting the breeze. He told me he had a few hours of free time and asked if there was anything worthwile to do.
    So I told him about an Indian casino about an hour away.
    Few days later, he e-mails me and told me he won $100.
    Good guy and a great baseball writer.
  11. fishwrapper

    fishwrapper Active Member

    Guys, this was a gag column...I'm thinking you knew that, right?
    His column the following day was he was coming out of retirement (i.e. Junior Seau).
    Pete isn't retiring anytime soon. He has two kids in college.
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