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Koufax Book error :(

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Initial post: Jul 21, 2009 7:23:39 PM PDT
Tess says:
Re: You Never Heard of Sandy Koufax?!
Love the book; the way it is written and the illustrations.ONE BIG ERROR... Newcombe was not on the Dodgers in 1960. :(

Posted on Aug 4, 2009 9:57:31 PM PDT
Some Guy says:
Gnat-picker. What 6-year-old will care about this?

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 5, 2009 4:57:52 AM PDT
Tess says:
Mine. He loves baseball facts. He reads all kinds of baseball books. History should not be re-written.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 19, 2009 1:47:10 PM PDT
Some Guy says:
It is you as the adult who spotted the error, I'm guessing, not your son. Or maybe I'm wrong. Maybe your son came running to you, in tears, crying "Mommy, Mommy! It says here that Don Newcombe played on the Dodgers in 1960 and I know that that's not true! (From my extensive reading on late 50s and early 60s baseball history...!) Now I'll never be able to believe in anything ever again! Next I'm gonna find out Santa Claus isn't real...! Oh boo hoo hoooooo!"

Well..., maybe not. This is the sort of thing adult baseball fanatics care about -- not children.

The concept of "history being re-written" usually refers to big, important things like Holocaust denial -- not an obscure factual error concerning what year a certain baseball player was still playing or not playing on a particular team.

If you love the book, as you say, why make a stink over something so small?

Posted on Aug 20, 2009 6:47:47 AM PDT
Tess says:
Overreacting a bit? Children do like facts and details. In fact, one of the great appeals of the book are the many facts in it. Accuracy isn't a perk but should be a given. I'm sure the author would agree or would not have had a bibliography of sources.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 23, 2009 8:13:15 PM PDT
Some Guy says:
Accuracy is important, and it's quite likely the author would agree with you. But it might also be accurate to characterize your focus on this particular and relatively minor error to be an "overreaction." Was it really worth creating a "forum" over?

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 24, 2009 5:56:26 AM PDT
Tess says:
Creating it, yes. Blabbering excessively on the topic as you have, no.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 28, 2009 5:44:58 AM PDT
Some Guy says:
It takes at least two to blabber (in a forum). If you didn't want to be countered, you shouldn't have created this forum.
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Initial post:  Jul 21, 2009
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