One scans the wire reports in this line of work, and sometimes the wire reports contain strange things. Like this list of remaining free agents:
BOSTON (5) – Paul Byrd, rhp; Sean Casey, 1b; Curt Schilling, rhp; Mike Timlin, rhp.
CLEVELAND (1) – Scott Elarton, rhp.
DETROIT (2) – Todd Jones, rhp; Kenny Rogers, lhp.
NEW YORK (1) – Mike Mussina, rhp.
OAKLAND (2) – Keith Foulke, rhp; Frank Thomas, dh.
I mean, I suppose that’s useful on some “I’m the 17th sub-assistant to the Assistant GM and I read everything” level, but I can’t exactly feature some major daily newspaper picking this up off the wire and running it.