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Re: Worst Baseball Journalism Mistake Ever

Postby KCollins1304 » Tue Jun 03, 2008 11:09 pm

So who is this Hank guy? :-?
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Re: Worst Baseball Journalism Mistake Ever

Postby Sea Dog Fan » Tue Jun 03, 2008 11:22 pm

Hammerin Hank Aaron is the best damn general contractor the world has ever seen. I once heard he built a house in 30 mins by himself.
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Re: Worst Baseball Journalism Mistake Ever

Postby Howie » Tue Jun 03, 2008 11:25 pm

I think the real question is why is "Hollywood Today" coming out with baseball articles? :*)
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Re: Worst Baseball Journalism Mistake Ever

Postby fezzik » Tue Jun 03, 2008 11:28 pm

That's pretty bad...but not that surprising considering it comes from a website called Hollywood today. I would find it more comical/ironic if there was an omission like that on a sports website.
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Re: Worst Baseball Journalism Mistake Ever

Postby hot4tx » Wed Jun 04, 2008 12:12 pm

Not MLB related but this is a pretty bad error from a "Journalist" B-)

AP writer Betsey Blaney, smoke and mirrors supporter of Texas Tech Living Lie University indicates in the morning paper that Larry Hayes was "1,509-860 at Tech" and "695-381 at NAIA LCC." To further quote old Bet "....giving him more than 2000 victories overall".


A correction is needed here: First old Bet doesn't need to add 695 wins at NAIA from LCC twice since they have already been included and second old Bet and Watson need to state outright, in fairness to Larry Hayes, that almost half (695 vs 788) of his wins were at NAIA LCC.

Overstating a retiring Tech coach's wins by 695 by a seasoned AP Tech writer indeed qualifies as another and maybe the ultimate "Tech record".
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Re: Worst Baseball Journalism Mistake Ever

Postby zepfan » Wed Jun 04, 2008 12:20 pm

Hank's 755 is just a footnote so I could see why the writer may not have known about it. ;-7 Now if someone ever breaks Gordie Howe's career points record in the NHL, that would be impressive. ;-7
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Re: Worst Baseball Journalism Mistake Ever

Postby acsguitar » Wed Jun 04, 2008 12:29 pm

Sorry I thought this thread was about a journalist writing about a 3 HR game.

BTW where is Cole Hamels on the 600 HR list
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Re: Worst Baseball Journalism Mistake Ever

Postby Yanks_Baby » Wed Jun 04, 2008 1:32 pm

acsguitar wrote:Sorry I thought this thread was about a journalist writing about a 3 HR game.

BTW where is Cole Hamels on the 600 HR list

Same place Hank is, clearly. :-b
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Re: Worst Baseball Journalism Mistake Ever

Postby Old_Style » Wed Jun 04, 2008 1:50 pm

zepfan wrote:Hank's 755 is just a footnote so I could see why the writer may not have known about it. Now if someone ever breaks Gordie Howe's career points record in the NHL, that would be impressive. ;-7


Yeah, I can see how someone who held the most famous record in American sports, for over 30 years, could get overlooked.
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Re: Worst Baseball Journalism Mistake Ever

Postby acsguitar » Wed Jun 04, 2008 1:56 pm

Old_Style wrote:
zepfan wrote:Hank's 755 is just a footnote so I could see why the writer may not have known about it. Now if someone ever breaks Gordie Howe's career points record in the NHL, that would be impressive. ;-7


Yeah, I can see how someone who held the most famous record in American sports, for over 30 years, could get overlooked.


The writer is obviously racist someone start a thread on that.
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