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October 23, 2007 9:55 PM

Well, This Just Seems Mean

Sometimes, when the team you support, the team you devote countless time to, loses, the last thing you want to do is think about said team. For example, let's say you are an Indians fan. The last thing you'd want to see, most likely, was a reminder of how close they were to the World Series. Well, the Cleveland Plain Dealer thought otherwise:

"Because of newsprint deadlines, Plain Dealer reporter John Horton had to prepare a pair of stories for every Indians game: a version if the Tribe won and another if the team lost...The following is a rough draft of the Indians-win story from Sunday night. There are spaces, marked in bold, where additional details would have been built in."

Look, it even had clever puns!

"...[T]he Tribe secured a playoff toehold by stepping on the New York Yankees in the Division Series.

The Boston victory provides the boost out of the Championship Series.

Now it's time to for the team to go even higher.

Like, say, over the Rockies."

It must be fun to a Cleveland sports fan.

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