Stephen A. Fesses Up

Well, there's finally some closure in the whole Stephen A. Smith/Dusty Baker/Cubs blogs/hey-how'd-WE-get-involved-in-this? situation from last week. If you'll recall, Cubs manager Dusty Baker cancelled his appearance on "Quite Frankly With Stephen A. Smith" because a staffer encouraged people to boo him, and Smith, rather than acknowledge that a staffer made a mistake, blamed us, of all people, for doctoring the memo. Well, in an email sent out to various involved Cubs Web sites, a representative to Stephen A. acknowledges that the infamous Jackea Chan email was legit though a press release quoting Smith.

"The production company did a thorough review and it was brought to my attention that I was mislead. The word 'boo' was used. I trusted the individual and apologize for giving bad information. At the end of the day, the situation has been dealt with."

We didn't receive the email, by the way; we probably would have ended up just doctoring it anyway. We actually feel pretty bad for Chan, who, if he really tried to "cover up" his "mistake," shouldn't consider a CIA job in his future. We are curious how he is being "dealt with." We wonder if his punishment involves actually watching the show.

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