Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Hot baseball player...not-so-hot comma placement...


So yesterday's "representitive" error wasn't the only mistake I spotted at Yankee Stadium over the weekend. One of the nine (that's right, count 'em--nine! And now you know why they're my second favorite team...) BILFs on the Twins had to suffer through having his picture hang out next to a very unnecessary comma on the big screen.

If "upstate" happened to be a town, then that comma would be correctly placed. But it's just an adjective. In a sentence like this one, no comma is needed between the adjective and the noun it modifies. And this comma looks pretty silly...especially in close proximity to such a pretty face. Poor Brendan Harris!

2 comments:

LadyStyx said...

9?? Damn!

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

There may actually be 10. I was watching the game last night and noticed that one of their relievers, whom I'd never seen before, looked pretty hot!