Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Fact Checking: After the Fact

Another publisher with egg on its face.

Link to March 3 New York Times article, "Errors Cast Doubt on a Baseball Memoir".

What a story!

Racism. Steroids. Profanity. Wacko behavior.

Wait a minute? Hold on here, say Benjamin Hill and Alan Schwarz, the article's authors.

But statistics from that season, transaction listings and interviews with his former teammates indicate that many portions of the book are incorrect, embellished or impossible.

Congratulation, Viking Press. You're the latest winner of the Eggface Award.

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