Baseball Crank
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January 8, 2009
BASEBALL: Ahistorical Comment

Neil Best of Newsday informs us that Hall of Fame pitcher Addie Joss "became a sportswriter after he retired!" I find it hard to think that anyone who knows anything about Joss is unaware that he died in mid-career. Maybe there's a bizarre inside joke there I'm missing.

UPDATE: Well, we all make mistakes. Best has issued a correction, as noted in the comments here.

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Comments

Joss did some sports writing fro the Toledo Blade during the off season, but he certainly never "retired" and made a career of it.

It's called fact checking. Sheesh.

Posted by: Tribe at January 8, 2009 9:26 PM

Best has issued a correction and thanks you for pointing out his error:
http://weblogs.newsday.com/sports/watchdog/blog/2009/01/one_reason_i_am_hesitant.html

Newsday news and the editorial pages have gone to hell, but Best, Davidoff and Glauber are all top shelf.

Posted by: dave at January 9, 2009 9:04 AM
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