Hey, we all make mistakes. In journalism, errors often live on forever in print, so you want to cut people a little slack.
That’s why we can all laugh about this poll in the Toronto Sun:
It’s an honest mistake, right? I’m not going to explain why, because that would be insulting to Royals fans, who know their team has a 3 games to 2 lead in the best-of-7 series.
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The poll has been corrected on the Sun’s website, but not before votes at some point were tabulated and seen by MLB.com/Baseball America columnist Tracy Ringolsby:
Yikesadoodle. That’s 13 percent who don’t know how many victories are needed to win the American League Championship Series. That’s a lot.
I’ll add this to the conversation. It’s from Andy McCullough, The Star’s Royals beat writer. If you are not following him on Twitter, do it now. You get breaking news, insights, occasional good music suggestions and lots of funny tweets, like this one after the Royals took a 3 games to 1 lead in the ALCS: