Young journos, take note. This is the way to write a lede, courtesy of Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch
:Never one to shy from taking the extra base - in fact, it's in the DNA of his grit - Cardinals shortstop David Eckstein did something unusual in the ninth inning as he rounded second base.
Now we know: David Eckstein's grit can reproduce. Look for David's awkwardly titled autobiography, The DNA of My Grit
, ghostwritten by Buzz Bissinger and printed with ink produced from David's own blood, sweat, and tears. Thanks to reader Robb for the tip.Bonus trivia question:
Using a Punnett Square, what are the phenotypes and genotypes of the potential offspring of David Eckstein's grit and Scott Podsednik's hustle? (Hint: Eck's grit is homozygous dominant.)
Bonus bonus trivia question:
When was the first time the phrase "homozygous dominant" was written in a sports-related blog?
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