Friday, May 13, 2005

Front pages

The two most respected nationally circulated newspapers in the country publish front page articles on the jersey numbers of professional athletes on the same day? Bizarre.

Here is the front page headline in today's New York Times:
What Is a Number Worth? Some Athletes Pay the Price
And here is the front page headline in today's Wall Street Journal:
One Through Nine Are Loneliest Numbers For Pitchers in Majors:
In Quirk of Baseball History, They Wear Double Digits; Rob Bell Gives Back No. 6
(I would have given you the first sentences, too, but I didn't know whether to label them leads or ledes.)