I missed it too, but to clarify, he was laid off and not fired. I didn't pay much attention to his work and don't know him. But I feel bad for people losing their jobs, especially in this economy and that environment.
Here are a couple of quotes:
1. @MikeBerardino Rumors are true. I was laid off Thursday after nearly 15 years at the Sun Sentinel. Thanks to all who have reached out
2. Link with excerpt
Mike Berardino just confirmed via Twitter that he was laid off by the Sun-Sentinel yesterday after nearly 15 years there working as a baseball writer, Dolphins beat writer and columnist. He was told it was purely an economical decision and not performance based and is taking the news with nothing but class.
I, on the other hand, am still sick to my stomach and was feeling bad enough yesterday before I heard the news about Jeff Shain. You'll be hard-pressed to find two harder working journalists and just plain good people than Mike and Jeff, and for Jeff, this is the second time in less than five years, with the Miami Herald showing him the door first.
Is there no end in sight to this ****? Apparently not. I can't think of anything else to say at this point other than to wish both of these fine writers the best of luck going forward and hope for both of them to land back on their feet quickly!