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Say it with me, now: This copyrighted broadcast is presented by the authority of the [baseball team in question] and may not be reproduced or retransmitted in any form. The accounts and descriptions of this game may not be disseminated without the express written consent of the [team in question].

Now listen to this:



Copywritten! "This copywritten broadcast." It's easy to appreciate the initiative of the intern who rewrote the script — "LOL y'all have been doing it wrong for how long? #swag" — but the past tense of copyright is copyrighted. Copywriting is the act of writing copy. Copyrighting is the act of protecting one's intellectual property.

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It's an easy mistake to make:

But should we assume that Dodgers radio made this mistake innocently? Consider this:

Clearly, the Dodgers want to humiliate the Giants' legendary broadcaster Hank Greenwald by reshaping the English language in a way that makes his book title obsolete. It's just despicable, and I won't have it.

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