Setting The Record Straight

What a wild day it’s been. Tons going on and at times it was hard to know which way was up. No excuse. Just the facts.

Having said that. I posted about the firing of Howard Berger, at about 1:30pm. Shortly after that one of my loyal reader posted a comment that Roger Lajoie has tweeted that he too had been fired:

“From his latest tweet, it does appear that Lajoie has been let go as well.”

I hadn’t heard that from any of my sources and I left it alone.

Moments later, I started to get pings on my blackberry that Lajoie had been fired as well.

I thought that very odd and checked Roger’s twitter account. It read:

“OK…deep breath and off to the next challenge. It’s the journey not the destination – so time to start another one. Let’s roll.”

I immediately called several sources to see what the hell was going on. I found it odd that I hadn’t heard that when I was given a direct quote on Berger. Not being able to reach them I tweeted:

“No confirmation, but looks from roger lajoie tweets is gone from the fan 590 too @TheRog590”

Minutes later, and I mean, MINUTES, as I was still getting pings from outside sources that it WAS true (they all thought the same thing from his own tweet) I got a call saying it WASN’T true. I immediately tweeted:

“Roger lajoie has Not, I repeat, not been fired”

Several hours later Roger tweeted the following to me:

“@yyzsportsmedia Not correct – don’t know where you got that from I’m still at The Fan”

The minute I saw that, I retweeted it and tried to send him a direct message explaining, unfortunately he doesn’t follow me.

So, there you have the events as they unfolded.

I take full responsibility for what happened. It is my fault and mine only. Roger, I hope you accept this apology.

TSM

@yyzsportsmedia

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Martin
Martin
June 1, 2011 10:13 pm

Roger is The Ted Baxter of The Fan590

brent
brent
June 1, 2011 10:59 pm

How could you sully the memory of Ted Baxter that way, you bastard?

Gerry (Burlington)
Gerry (Burlington)
June 2, 2011 8:19 am

Bizarre tweets he sent out on a day when another long time member of Fan590 was being let go. I guess we will get to hear a few more Jimmy D. from Detroit interviews afterall.

Al from Burlington
Al from Burlington
June 2, 2011 8:29 am

Ted Baxter – “She kept touching me as if she couldn’t believe I was real”.

Murray – “We all have that problem with you, Ted”

Smack
Smack
June 2, 2011 9:16 am

@Gerry (Burlington)

And don’t forget endless stream of diatribes on how we’re bad Canadians for not being huge Junior hockey fans like they are in Owen Sound. Barf.

Jonathan Giggs
June 2, 2011 10:23 am

Wishful thinking that Roger Lajoie would follow Howard Berger out the door. Doug Farraway still employed?

Roger
Roger
June 2, 2011 11:41 am

No idea why Lajoie is still employed. Must have pictures of Pelley or Moore.

Lee (Oakville)
Lee (Oakville)
June 2, 2011 11:46 am

Classy post, TSM.

I wish more media members wold have the dignity and confidence to apologize to their readership and subjects when errors are made.

mike (in boston)
mike (in boston)
June 2, 2011 7:29 pm

Maybe Roger Lajoie could pop in here and explain what he meant by “OK…deep breath and off to the next challenge. It’s the journey not the destination – so time to start another one. Let’s roll.”

what other journey/destination/challenge is he about to roll on to?

I couldn’t stand his radio show, but Mike Hogan still has my utmost respect as a person for the way he handled himself when addressing criticism on this site.

sean
sean
June 4, 2011 6:54 pm

I missed that. When did hogan do that?

Mike S
Mike S
June 5, 2011 9:40 pm

Hey Sean………….it happened about 2 years ago………….here is a link:

http://torontosportsmedia.com/sports-and-toronto/bad-bullpen-get/3883#comments

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