Sunday, July 02, 2006

Forbidden verb

Q: Why does the careful copy editor never write 1B cutlines like "The Royals' Mark Teahan celebrates with teammate Doug Mientkiewicz and others after hitting a solo home run in the 11th inning to beat the Cardinals on Saturday night"?

A: Because a colleague is likely to have written "Tony Stewart waves the checkered flag as he celebrates after winning his second consecutive Pepsi 400" (2B). Or "Pat Hurst celebrates a birdie put on the eighth hole" (4B, and sic).

Plenty of other stuff to wonder about in Sports today, but duty calls.

Well, there is one thing. The Cup coverage is long on what Brazil did -- more thoroughly, what Ronaldo and Ronaldinho didn't -- in the course of losing 1-0 to France. Odd there's no room to mention what France did. Your Gooners fans shouldn't have to look elsewhere to find Henry's name in lights.


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