Results tagged ‘ LEDE OF THE YEAR ’

If only it had been in the lede

This line from David S. Glasier of The News-Herald in Eastlake, Ohio would be worthy of consideration for Lede of the Year…Had it only been in the lede of his article on Bowling Green’s 9-8 win over Lake County.

Instead it was buried near the bottom of the first page.

Sad. Because this line needs to be celebrated.  It reads like a 1940’s sportswriter jazzing up his copy for the squares back in the editing room.

Doing the most bodacious bashing for the visitors from Kentucky were shortstop Derek Dietrich and first baseman Phil Wunderlich.

Do you know what Bodacious means?  Well, perhaps these righteous experts could let you know:

Be excellent to each other….and….PARTY ON, David S. Glasier, dude!

The Cedar Rapids Marathon

Jeff Johnson is in the clubhouse with the early lead in the LEDE OF THE YEAR contest.

Here is his open after the Kernels beat Burlington 4-3 in 17 innings last night at Perfect Game Field in a snappy 4 hours and 57 minutes.

OK, so maybe Ryan Jones was out at first base. Hey, umpires want to go home after a few hours, too.

There was more to the story.

The Cedar Rapids Kernels pinch runner sure appeared to be picked off in the 17th inning Wednesday night at Veterans Memorial Stadium. But base umpire Rich Gonzales gave him a reprieve, calling him safe and allowing him to score on Travis Witherspoon’s two-out line-drive single down the left-field line as the Kernels beat Burlington, 4-3.

“No comment,” Witherspoon said with a smile, when asked if Jones had been picked off.

And here is this little nugget:

The teams’ bullpens combined for 21 2/3 scoreless innings before Witherspoon’s hit. They allowed only 10 hits.

The starters for both teams had better not get in trouble tonight.

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