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New York Times Issues Wonderfully Geeky Sports Section Correction

Following an article on a baseball bat humorously named for Orcrist the Goblin-Cleaver, a sword from The Hobbit that was owned by Thorin Oakenshieldand not Bilbo Baggins, duh– the New York Times learned the #1 lesson about writing articles that mention swords in Tolkien books: Be sure that you get every detail about the Tolkienian sword right, or you will hear very quickly from Tolkien fans that you did not get every detail about the Tolkienian sword right, dangit. (Related: Baseball fans are probably geekier than most other sports fans.)

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