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Lesson of the day: 'No comment'

Sometimes you read something that you just can't believe was said.

This is one of those times.

A writer at The Flint Journal has information about the Generals' rookie broadcaster, Joey Battaino, who has left the team because of alleged unpaid wages. For the record, I think Battaino is a pretty good broadcaster.

But here's the funny part. Asked about the situation, Flint's general manager, Peter South, said: "Yeah, he's owed some money. But it's also his first year of broadcasting. I'd think doing the job starting his career is more important than a little bit of money, but if that's where he wants to put his priorities, that's his decision."

Sometimes, a good "no comment" really is the best strategy. With that, let's all take unpaid internships in the real world.

  • Speedy recovery to Port Huron captain Kevin Hansen, a former member of the Komets, who has a fractured back and could be out three months according to The Times Herald.
  • The Quad City Mallards, who take on the Komets on Friday, are having goaltending problems: Click here.

Justin A. Cohn, pro sports coordinator for The Journal Gazette, has been covering the Fort Wayne Komets since 1997. His reporting includes game stories from home and away, features about the players and personalities associated with the Komets, plus coverage of issues affecting hockey at all levels. A native of Bloomfield Hills, Mich., Cohn graduated from Emory University in Atlanta. He can be reached at 260-461-8429 or by email at jcohn@jg.net.

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