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June 8, 2012

BP Unfiltered

Irony is Just the Topps

by Sam Miller

Copy editors are some of the cleverest, coldest, most irreverent people you'll ever meet. So when a terribly naughty headline or ironic photo caption makes it into print, it's always hard to say whether it was an accident or some mischievous lad or lass on the copy desk having a laugh. Like this: 

Can't be an accident, can it? Can't be an accident. 

Image via @iblogbetter, big grateful hat tip to @antiglib

Sam Miller is an author of Baseball Prospectus. 
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s8n666

brilliant

Jun 08, 2012 15:40 PM
rating: 2
 
BP staff member Matt Kory
BP staff

The question to me is, was the author a fan of the Angels or Blue Jays?

Jun 08, 2012 18:04 PM
 
Richard Bergstrom

I think the photo was faked. No way that Vernon Wells was actually running the bases.

Jun 08, 2012 23:50 PM
rating: 7
 
km9000

Well, he might've just made a fly out. It's so easy to make fun of the guy. Poor Vern. Well, not literally, of course.

Jun 09, 2012 12:59 PM
rating: 1
 
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