Thursday, June 23, 2005

Soucheray on Hartman

Posted by Craig Westover | 8:55 AM |  

If you missed it, catch Joe Soucheray’s column on the overwrought Sid Hartman controversy at the Star Tribune. Since my days working as a copyboy in the Tribune Sports Department, I have never been a big Sid Hartman fan -- nor was I one of his close personal friends. Sid is an -- well, arrogant is the nicer word.

But be that as it may, for a bootstraps to riches story, his is a good one, and I’m envious of the excellence with which Soucheray captures the story and the essence of Mr. Hartman.

The piece is also a good reminder that the more an organization relies on written codes of ethics and rules of conduct rather than personal integrity the more that organization . . . well, probably needs written codes of ethics and rules of conduct.

Most shocking item in the story -- Sid Hartman is a homer!