New York Times Sports Page Apologizes for LOTR Error



One would think that a basic understanding of The Lord of the Rings would be taught in journalism school -- especially for future sports writers -- but such is apparently not the case. The New York Times corrected their statement that a bat was named after the sword used by Bilbo Baggins. Well, good for them owning up to such an embarrassingly obvious mistake.

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The players on Jeopardy's Celebrity Tournaments who do the absolute worst are the TV journalists. I know many of these people have degrees, but their lack of knowledge of history, literature, geography and foreign countries absolutely amazes me.
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