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Sun-Times Editor Slams Mariotti

By Margaret Lyons in News on Aug 27, 2008 9:40PM

And the hits just keep on coming with this Jay Mariotti story. Sun-Times EIC Michael Cook issued a statement today touting the paper's sports coverage as "the best sports section in the city" and boasting of its remaining columnists, yada yada. The statement also included this:

The Chicago Sun-Times and will continue to have the scores and the stories before anyone else, anywhere, and the deepest and most comprehensive stats and standings. We wish Jay well and will miss him -- not personally, of course -- but in the sense of noticing he is no longer here, at least for a few days.

A paper, like a sports franchise, is something that moves into the future. Stars come and stars go, but the Sun-Times sports section was, is and will continue to be the best in the city.

Bahahaha. [Romanesko]