Sunday, December 19, 2010

All Democrats go to ... wait, what?

Today in fact-checking:

A column last Sunday about the plight of Texas Democrats, and how they have become the political equivalent of the often-struggling Baltimore Orioles, contained several errors.

... Ann Richards defeated Clayton Williams in the 1990 Texas governor’s race — not George W. Bush. (Mr. Bush defeated Ms. Richards in her re-election campaign in 1994.)

And though Ms. Richards and Earl Weaver, the former Orioles manager, might very well enjoy comparing notes about what went wrong with their respective “teams,” they would not be doing so in heaven.

Human soulz: The NYT is the engineer of them! Is there something we don't know about the fiery pit that awaits AL managers?

Mr. Weaver, unlike Ms. Richards, is still alive.

Original, per the Intertubes:

Somewhere in heaven, Earl Weaver and Ann Richards are comparing notes ...


If Ann Richards were alive, she and Earl Weaver would be comparing notes ...



Blogger The Ridger, FCD said...

Hey, at least they didn't correct it to: If Earl Weaver were dead, he and Ann Richards would be comparing notes ...

And I feel compelled to point out that the Earl of Baltimore won four pennants and a World Series.

4:07 PM, December 19, 2010  

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