Thursday, August 28, 2008

Chris DeLuca...The Biggest Scum-Bag in Chicago Sports Journalism

For those of people that are not from Chicago and want to know why Chris DeLuca is the biggest scum-bag in this great country, the story begins earlier this week, when Around The Horn participant and Chicago Sun Times sports columnist Jay Mariotti resigned from the paper.

Now I have never been a fan of Jay Mariotti, or of the way he approached journalism.  He continually portrayed a theme of "shock journalism" to get people to keep reading his columns whether they loved him or hated him.  Nonetheless, Mariotti was someone that had become a big name in Chicago sports.  His resignation citing the Sun Times issues and that newspapers were dying is questionable but that is not the point here.

This morning his former colleague Chris DeLuca wrote an article about the Chicago White Sox and how no one there was sad to see Mariotti leave town...or at least that's what the title stated the article would be about.  While DeLuca focused on the White Sox for the first half of the article, his theme was clear for the beginning.  He hated Mariotti, wanted him gone, and wanted to air all the dirty laundry at the Sun Times.  He even went as far as to quote the Sun Times Sports Editor as saying "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,''

Chris DeLuca mind you is a second-rate beat writer for the Chicago White Sox and the only point of him writing this article was to kiss the White Sox higher-ups and Sun Times exec's asses so his pathetic self won't get laid off next time budget cuts come around.  Maybe now DeLuca can get a real interview in the Sox clubhouse, because he backed up his boys against the mean man Mariotti. 

Disagreeing with the way someone operates in the workplace in fine and DeLuca clearly did that, but throwing a former colleague under the bus for personal game is just pathetic. I guess the joke is on me though, for thinking Chris DeLuca had a bone of human decency in his bad.