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 Post subject: Headline writers rejoice
PostPosted: Thu Dec 11, 2008 6:02 am 
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Three-team blockbuster nets Mets Putz

Putz goes to Mets in 3-team trade with Indians

Mets Add a Setup Man, the Mariners’ Putz


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 Post subject: Re: Headline writers rejoice
PostPosted: Thu Dec 11, 2008 3:09 pm 
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If he's injured, can we expect a twist on the (apocryphal?) classic -- "Mets to play with Putz out"?


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 Post subject: Re: Headline writers rejoice
PostPosted: Thu Dec 11, 2008 8:03 pm 
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The Mets made a trade involving a Putz.

And they got back a reliever from the Mariners.

Signed,

Mets fan who thinks Aaron Heilman is the worst pitcher to ever wear a Mets uniform.


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 Post subject: Re: Headline writers rejoice
PostPosted: Thu Dec 11, 2008 8:15 pm 
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Yes. Let's encourage the sports guys to play with people's names.


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 Post subject: Re: Headline writers rejoice
PostPosted: Sat Dec 13, 2008 9:53 pm 
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Sports guys in my "shop" certainly need no encouragement when it comes to that. It's pretty much a nightly event. And, better yet, some people's names actually rhyme with other words!


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 Post subject: Re: Headline writers rejoice
PostPosted: Sun Dec 14, 2008 10:14 am 
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My brother back in Chicago was complaining the other day about how wearying it is to him, as a reader, to deal with Sports guys' "clever" wordplay on the backpage day in and day out.


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 Post subject: Re: Headline writers rejoice
PostPosted: Mon Dec 15, 2008 3:30 pm 
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Perhaps sports headlines using whimsical wordplay is a limited, rare coincidence.

I ranted about how tired I was of seeing and hearing sports reporters (and editors) making hay with "Lance in France," every year for several years only to be met with a bewildered response of "I have never heard or seen anyone using wordplay with Lance Armstrong and the Tour de France."

Simply a testy response by the few to rare instances. (RIGHT!)


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 Post subject: Re: Headline writers rejoice
PostPosted: Tue Dec 16, 2008 2:26 am 
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I have already been asked twice by sports copy editors about the correct punctuation for "'Tis the Season." The first one was serious; I'm thinking the second wasn't. Either way, I'm about to strangle a kitten.


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 Post subject: Re: Headline writers rejoice
PostPosted: Tue Dec 16, 2008 7:21 am 
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Either way, I'm about to strangle a kitten.


Umm, you may wanna rethink that sentence:

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The North County Times fired an editor for altering an Associated Press story to read that a Los Angeles city councilman strangled a kitten at a news conference about his city's new pet sterilization law.


2. Killing kittens = Unprintable [usually] act.


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 Post subject: Re: Headline writers rejoice
PostPosted: Sat Dec 20, 2008 10:49 pm 
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jjmoney62 wrote:
If he's injured, can we expect a twist on the (apocryphal?) classic -- "Mets to play with Putz out"?


I hope that *was* apocryphal.

(Nobody will ever accuse me of being a prude, but that one would not get past my desk.)


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