Chicago Daily Observer
Jay Mariotti, the Sun-Times sport oracle, had left a message on my voice mail, and, ooh, was he mad.
It was, maybe, a dozen years ago when I was an editorial board member and columnist at the Chicago Sun-Times. As a White Sox fan, I had written something (I presume it must have been nice) about the team and its owner Jerry Reinsdorf. Mariotti disagreed. Furiously.
Don’t you know, Mariotti raged, that “they” are talking about “it.” By “it,” it turned out that Mariotti had written a contrary column on the same subject (I hadn’t seen or heard about it before I wrote mine) and “they” were, presumably, his sports writing colleagues who were having a chuckle that someone from the same paper would disagree with His Majesty.
Most of the rest of the irate message is lost in the fog of my memory, except for this ending: “The next time you write about it, check with me first.”Read more in the Chicago Daily Observer