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Book celebrates Rangers World Series title?

Posted on: November 3, 2011 3:08 pm
Edited on: November 3, 2011 3:09 pm
By C. Trent Rosecrans

Not coming soon to a bookstore near you? This tome:


While the Chicago Tribune famously declared "Dewey Defeats Truman" on its front page, it didn't try to charge readers $29.95, like the Dallas Morning News. See what happens when newspapers layoff writers and copy editors? I'm curious to read exactly what is written about "the final out of the 2011 World Series" -- but the way I remember it, the Rangers' David Murphy flew out to left to give St. Louis its 11th title. Of course, I didn't check to see if this was listed in the fiction section.

The book is still listed on Amazon, but that "not yet been released" status is unlikely to change -- or at least I hope so.

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Since: Nov 9, 2006
Posted on: November 3, 2011 4:29 pm

Book celebrates Rangers World Series title?

sigma, Yes you are right about Haiti getting those t-shirts.  In fact it's pretty common practice now for the companies that make these shirts to have a number made of each team's "triumph" in all the major sports championships.  Then the items for the team that didn't actually win, get sent overseas.  Haiti was merely one example.

Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: November 3, 2011 4:12 pm

Book celebrates Rangers World Series title?

That really funny. While nowhere near the error with the Dewey papers, it is still very funny. And pretty common.

I am sure most people know how it works when sports teams reach any sort of milestone. Some store or newspaper will have the goods ready to sell within 2 hours of the clinching event.

I remember a few years ago after a local team had won the state title. a printing shop had state champ hats and shirts after the game before the teams and fans had returned to town. They also had several at the game site at the end of the game, which the head coach was not really happy about. Someone tried to give him one to wear on camera and he would not take it.

Venders will have the team name and what title set on the silk screen mold or print copy ready for mass production and mass sales.
They will have a ton of hats and shirts ready to be printed and normally have run several dozen of each to be sure they look correct and no errors will be made in the printing.

Just like all the hats and T shirts that were almost printed up, folks want to be the first to get the sale for the new champs.

But when the team does not win everyone has to shut down their ads and destroy molds and rough drafts.

Clearly someone at Amazon or the Dallas Morning News failed to pull the ad.

I'll lay odd on the Dallas paper. Amazon had the money and maybe if no one said otherwise, the ran the ad. Someone at paper may have been too disapointed to dot all the "i"s and stop the ad.

I can't remember the team and I hope someone else can, but a few years back I think T shirts with the wrong winner for the Super Bowl were given away in Haiti rather than trashing them.

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