Friday, June 13, 2008

A Bit of an Unjustifiable Typo

I've been staring at this for a few minutes, I just can't figure out how Jon Heyman ended up here. Your guess is as good as mine. (Thanks to regular tipster Erik)

Freddy Garcia threw 65 fastballs and changeups Thursday at "Hardball,'' an indoor facility near his Miami home, about 15 minutes south of where his old Phillies teammates were playing the Marlins. He was reported to have hit "85 mph,'' not too far from his velocity while helping the White Sox clinch the pennant in 1985.

Obviously he meant 2005, which is three digits off of 1985. And the White Sox didn't even win a pennant in 1985. Or at any time during the 60s, 70s, 80s, or 90s. Not close, Jon.

Picking on typos- the foundation of any successful anti sports media blog!


Tonus said...

Maybe he was talking about LaMarr Hoyt!

Martin said...

Normally picking on typos is lame, but...what the hell was he thinking? This isn't a typo, this is the residule effects of long term drug use.

Jeff said...

Maybe Freddy Garcia was like 7 years old then and he helped his youth team (the White Sox) win the pennant.

Throwing 85 MPH.

pnoles said...

Careless. Absolutely careless. That one was HatGuyesque.

slwg said...

Hmmm, given the "typo" in the year, how are we supposed to believe that he threw '65' pitches, hit '85' on the gun, or even that he was '15' minutes south of where the Phillies/Marlins were playing? Or maybe he's OK with 2 digit numbers, is those long 4 digit ones that get away from him.