Fret not, loyal Chicago-area readers: Your long national nightmare is now over. After a month-long "vacation" that followed Ozzie Guillen Fag-gate, Chicago Sun-Times "columnist" Jay Mariotti has signed a three-year deal with the paper, assuring his smiling face will grace the paper's pages four days a week for the next three years.

During Mariotti's "vacation," he was appearing regularly on "Around the Horn," even though he wasn't writing for the paper. He, of course, wasn't hanging around clubhouses while was on sabbatical, but that never really bothered us that much anyway.

Mariotti returned with a column about the White Sox, of course, and it began with the words "Remember my magnificent decree." Hey, you guys have fun, Chicago.


Mariotti Returns To Sun-Times [Editor & Publisher]
A Helpful Tip For Ozzie Guillen, And It's Free [Deadspin]