“Hey Joe Boy, it’s Don Cherry here!”

Joe Boy takes a letter
There was no mistaking that famous voice on the other end of the line. “Hey Joe Boy, it’s Don Cherry here. I thought I would call you first with an announcement I am going to make on Coach’s Corner Saturday.” He had me at Joe Boy but I did grab my notepad and pen…. Even though we don’t have presses anymore I was still thinking about yelling stop them anyway. “This will be my final Rock’em Sock’em video,” said Cherry.
—Joe Wormington, Toronto Sun, Nov. 23, 2018.

Legally, you gotta be careful about calling guys who shoot innocent people “thugs,” so this is how we award-winning journalists get around it
Another innocent man has been shot by alleged thugs who were targeting someone else.
—Joe Wormington, Toronto Sun, Nov. 27, 2018.

Keepin’ it real
At this point, we don’t know what role the stabbing victim played. Was he a Drake person or a Pusha T fan? Was he just caught in the middle? If police do question these artists, they should be interviewed as Terrence LeVarr Thornton and Aubrey Drake Graham. Those are their real names. They may be famous rappers, but they are not above the law.
—Joe Wormington, Toronto Sun, Nov. 22, 2018.

Cops better nail ’em soon, I’m running out of synonyms!
The city…will see the getaway vehicle that three cowards are believed to have used to flee the scene—like the criminal rats they are… these slugs… these three creeps… one of the thugs…
the three reprobates… these armed and dangerous criminals…these three miscreants…
—Joe Wormington, Toronto Sun, Nov. 22, 2018.

Insider perspective you just won’t find in other reporting
Six boys, not even old enough to drive, being charged in a gang sexual assault hazing scandal has shaken St. Michael’s College School to its core…. They could not have done any worse, said one graduate who is “outraged” this could happen. “No boy should ever have faced this,” said alumnus Skip Stanowski, who was part of the 1961 Ontario champion St. Mike’s Buzzer Junior B hockey team.
—Joe Wormington, Toronto Sun, Nov. 20, 2018.

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3 comments on ““Hey Joe Boy, it’s Don Cherry here!”
  1. Nete Peedham says:

    It’s what happens when a child cub reporter is the only one around.

  2. Patrick60 says:

    Who is this guy again?

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