Somebody needs to switch the headline writers in Bristol over to decaf. Upon checking out espn.com this afternoon, I was greeted with this headline:
"Buehrle Brilliant as White Sox Spoil Indians' Day"
Because Mark Buehrle is on my team, I immediately did a heartfelt, if logistically complicated, seated jig in my office and went to check out his pitching line in anticipation of a statistically dominant performance. The actual line?
6.1 IP 1 ER 10 H 1 BB 3 K
Some may call that line brilliant; I'd call it very, very lucky. Buehrle must have been involved in more close scrapes than a gynocologist.
So, ESPN, for the sake of my blood pressure, please try to make your headlines at least mildly reflective of objectively measured reality. It's not too much to ask.