The Chicago Sun-Times needs copy editors — as well as picture editors — to keep them from making enormous goofs like this one:
That’s the back page of the paper from Saturday, Jan. 8. The back page of the Sun-Times is generally used as the sports “front.” The story is about the Cubs’ acquisition of left-hander Matt Garza from the Tampa Bay Rays.
Unfortunately, the giant file photo is of Joaquin Benoit. Who is a Detroit Tiger now, for what it’s worth.
That picture is from Rays radio announcer Dave Wills, who passed it along to St. Petersburg Times sportswriter Marc Topkin. From whom it was picked up by Deadspin‘s Luke O’Brien. The awesome Ben Ramsden of the St. Paul Pioneer Press spotted it there and passed along the tip to us.
You know who else needs copy editors? The Virginia general assembly. And college alumni magazines. And pharmacies. And Borders bookstore. And Tea Party candidates. And city and county Boards of Elections. And Google Newsâ€™ â€˜bots. And billboard companies. And sign painters.Â And rubber stamp designers. And restaurants, breakfast joints and cake decorators. And college athletic department ticket offices. And the New York Jets, the Minnesota Vikings and the St. Louis Cardinals. And baseball jersey manufacturers. And the Washington Post, the New York Times, the New York Post, the Virginian-Pilot, the Green Bay Press-Gazette, CNN and Time magazine. And drive-in movie theater managers. And Home Depot and manufacturers of â€œhoodies.â€ And T-shirt designers.Â And road paving contractors.