September 22, 2008

The Tub That Ruth Built

Amusing typo in one of MLB.com's stories about Yankee Stadium:

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5 comments:

ish said...

I hope it won't be too bad that I can't get to Fenway until around 6. Earliest bus I can take is 4, gets into South Station at 5:40.

Jake of All Trades said...

Funny.

I'm trying to figure out how you can even make that typo. Letters aren't all that close together on a keyboard. Spellcheck should pick up "babe" correctly. Maybe the interview quote was translated with some sort of speech to text engine?

I'm stumped.

L-girl said...

I think they typed Ruth, then changed it to Babe, but stopped halfway.

I sometimes change a word or letter and don't delete the old one completely. I think Babe + Ruth = Bath.

tim said...

Bath Rube.

Jake of All Trades said...

Bingo, L-Girl. That makes perfect sense, and I'm often guilty of the same.

Mystery solved!