T Dog’s Groovy Grab Bag – 08/16/08

But not-so-groovy: A couple of exits to report…

– Ed Sherman is out at the Tribune. The golf and sometimes media writer has accepted a buyout from the Trib and is expected to do freelance and co-author a book with Dan McNeil regarding the best and worst of Chicago sports. Best wishes to Mr. Sherman.

The move comes as 30 Chicago Tribune journalists have decided to take buyouts and leave the company, while more than 40 newsroom employees were laid off.

– Mike and the Mad Dog split up: WFAN-AM’s top-rated afternoon duo in New York City have split. Chris Russo – the “Mad Dog” half of the show – has exited after nineteen years. Mike Francesa is expected to go solo with Russo possibly headed to Sirius XM.