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Denver Post runs photo of wrong ballpark in Coors Field Guide


It’s pretty rough out there in the newspaper industry. Papers have closed and consolidated and thousands of reporters, photographers, editors and support staff have been laid off. Some of this is due to the changing media landscape. Some of it is due to private equity buying up papers and stripping them of assets to turn a quick buck. It’s a bad, bad time all around.

The Denver Post is not immune to that. Indeed, the Post is among the hardest hit papers, recently letting a couple dozen people go. Not because it was getting beat by online media or 21st century news tastes — indeed, the Post was turning a profit and winning awards — but because a hedge fund wasn’t making quite as big a profit it wanted to see and likely wants to milk the paper for more. The idea in these sorts of transactions is to maximize return, after all, not to deliver news and information to the populace. To the hedge fund, a newspaper is no different than a shoe store or a toy store or a gun manufacturer.

The folks who run the Post are likely telling everyone that, despite all of this, things are just fine and that the paper is shipshape and Bristol fashion. Of course, if that were the case, they would not have put out a big, splashy “Ultimate Visitors Guide to Coors Field” feature today that . . . shows Citizens Bank Park in Philly:

A little closer, if you can’t tell:

For want of a nail, the show was lost, for want of a photo editor, the story was lost . . .

UPDATE: The Phillies are trolling the Post about it now:

UPDATE: The Post responds:

(h/t Jesse Spector)

The Mariners turned an odd triple play with the help of Evan Gattis

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Astros DH Evan Gattis unwittingly helped the Mariners complete a triple play in the fourth inning of Thursday afternoon’s game at Safeco Field. The Astros put runners on first and second on consecutive singles by Jose Altuve and Carlos Correa, bringing Gattis to the plate.

Gattis check-swung at a first-pitch curve from Marco Gonzales, hitting a grounder to third base. Kyle Seager stepped on the third base bag and then threw to second base for the second out. There was not nearly enough time for Robinson Cano to get the throw to first base to complete a triple play. Gattis ostensibly lost track of the number of outs in the inning, so he just circled back to the dugout and the Mariners completed their triple play since Gattis went out of the baseline.

That’s the first triple play of the 2018 season. It’s the Mariners’ first triple play since July 26, 2015 against the Blue Jays.