Tuesday, March 18, 2008

More News From The Center of the Universe

You'd think that people in the country's largest, most cosmopolitan city wouldn't need to filter the world through their own experiences so damn much, but you can always count on the New York press to pitch a New York angle, no matter how tenuous.

Witness WNBC's profile of Billy Werber, centenarian former ballplayer, who played all of seven games with the Yankees in his eleven season major league career. The story eventually notes briefly that Werber won a World Series as the Reds' everyday third baseman, but not after four paragraphs about a single game of bridge he once played with Gehrig and Ruth.

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