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The Worst Thing You'll Read Today

Hats off to's Mark Newman for lowering the bar on sports writing:

Does Derek Jeter, probably a new addition to the 3,000-hit club by then, make his 11th consecutive All-Star appearance -- and sixth in a row? Or did Cleveland's Asdrubal Cabrera get enough support to make his first All-Star start?

The Department of I Can Operate the Google called in with these stupendous fact checks:

A start this year would be Jeter's 6th consecutive start, so let's assume that the word "consecutive" was supposed to be after "sixth" and not after "11th."

But here's the thing, this would be Jeter's 12th All-Star game ('98, '99, '00, '01, '02, '04, '06, '07, '08, '09, '10).

I just want you to know I've counted that no less than 5 times before posting snark. I know it's a simple enough error to make- whoops! missed a year. But two mistakes in the same sentence? Plus the use of the italicized word Anticipation, not once but twice. Oh man, I miss Fire Joe Morgan.