Former Sun columnist Greenberg honoured

Jay Greenberg, a former Toronto Sun columnist, was honoured by the Professional Hockey Writers'...

Jay Greenberg, a former Toronto Sun columnist, was honoured by the Professional Hockey Writers' Association at a Monday luncheon in Toronto, receiving the Elmer Ferguson Memorial award for excellence in journalism. (DAVE SANDFORD/HOCKEY HALL OF FAME)

Bob Elliott, QMI Agency

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Covering the Montreal Expos in the 1980s as a green ball scribe, impressions were formed quickly about National League cities:

Cincinnati was mixed up with a hotel lobby on the seventh floor. Pittsburgh was easy going since 100 Wood St. allowed you in after hours if you showed your BBWAA card. Philadelphia was a media mecca with four daily papers with great reads like Mark Whicker, Bill Lyon, Gene Collier, John Schulian, Stan Hochman and Jay Greenberg.


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