Friday, November 23, 2007

Yeah, it's winter, but I'm still talkin' baseball...

So here I am in my hometown of Philadelphia (okay, the Philly suburbs, but whatever), and I'm feeling a lot of Phillies pride. Jimmy Rollins just snagged the National League MVP award this week, and that freakin' rocks, because Jimmy is an excellent player and an all-around good guy. He was also the guy who said the Phillies were the team to beat this year in the NL East, and he was right. They beat those stinkin' Mets by just one game, but still, they beat 'em. And that's hot.

Here's something else that's hot: when errors show up in Mets-related articles. It gives me one more reason to get in a good giggle at the Mets' expense. I love the phrase "the Omar Minaya's targets" above. What exactly is so special about Omar Minaya that he gets referred to as "the Omar Minaya"? It sounds quite...awkward. Like about as awkward as the Mets' hitting and fielding skills were in the final couple weeks of the 2007 baseball season. ;) I can only hope that the Mets continue their awkwardness, both grammatical and baseball-related, for many, many years to come.

1 comment:

JD said...

What possibly happened is the caption originally read "one of the targets of Omar Minaya" and the decision was taken to change it to "one of Omar Minaya's targets" but the 'the' got left in accidentally.

Mistakes like this happen all the time on the magazine I work for (but we normally catch them later on).