Denver Post runs photo of wrong ballpark in Coors Field Guide

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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)

Phillies’ Bryce Harper to miss start of season after elbow surgery

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PHILADELPHIA – Phillies slugger Bryce Harper will miss the start of the 2023 season after he had reconstructive right elbow surgery.

The operation was performed by Dr. Neal ElAttrache in Los Angeles.

Harper is expected to return to Philadelphia’s lineup as the designated hitter by the All-Star break. He could be back in right field by the end of the season, according to the team.

The 30-year-old Harper suffered a small ulnar collateral ligament tear in his elbow in April. He last played right field at Miami on April 16. He had a platelet-rich plasma injection in May and shifted to designated hitter.

Harper met Nov. 14 with ElAttrache, who determined the tear did not heal on its own, necessitating surgery.

Even with the elbow injury, Harper led the Phillies to their first World Series since 2009, where they lost in six games to Houston. He hit .349 with six homers and 13 RBIs in 17 postseason games.

In late June, Harper suffered a broken thumb when he was hit by a pitch and was sidelined for two months. The two-time NL MVP still hit .286 with 18 homers and 65 RBIs for the season.

Harper left Washington and signed a 13-year, $330 million contract with the Phillies in 2019. A seven-time All-Star, Harper has 285 career home runs.

With Harper out, the Phillies could use Nick Castellanos and Kyle Schwarber at designated hitter. J.T. Realmuto also could serve as the DH when he needs a break from his catching duties.