Feeling the P-I pain

It is never easy to say goodbye to a long-time colleague who finds himself, or herself, jobless.

It is especially difficult when that person works at a place that helped put your own kids through elementary school, high school and college.

The Seattle Post-Intelligencer put food on my table, and a little wine in my glass, for nearly 14 years in the 1980s and ’90s, and the reality that the trademark P-I Globe no longer will be spinning, and more than 150 journalists — including John Hickey — no longer will be pontificating in print is a sad, sad day for a lot of people — inside and outside the sports world.

As might be expected, when Hickey-son received the news this morning that the P-I would be published for the final time on Tuesday, it had to feel like he had been struck out by a high, hard one delivered by Randy Johnson in his prime.

Best of luck to John, and the other P-I scribes who have worked so hard for so long (146 years worth) to make newspaper readers in the Northwest smarter, wiser and better informed.

Here’s a tip of the baseball cap to ’em all….

— Jim Street

4 Comments

very well said Jim,and my heart goes out to John and the other P-I scribes as well. we will miss them very dearly and thank you VERY much P-I for everything.

very well said Jim,and my heart goes out to John and the P-I scribes as well too. Thanks VERY much P-I for everything. you will be dearly miss. THANK YOU.

Mr. Street:

What do you think are the chances that we will see an all-new infield by July 31st? It would be hard to give up the flashy defense we sometimes see now, but it would be a plus to get more consistency — especially on offense.

Nice job Dad…..Scott and I had many memories at the P-I and it will be missed!!

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