Sure, posting about A-Rod every four minutes is its own reward, but it's also turned out to be some amazing detective work. We wrote about this article
, ostensibly written by Jack Curry for the New York Times, and we also wrote about this article
, supposedly written by Harvey Araton for the International Herald Tribune.
Weird thing is, they're almost word-for-word the same article. The IHT is owned by the NYT, but still, different bylines? What's going on? Theory: if infinite sportswriters write infinite A-Rod bashing articles on infinite typewriters, two will end up identical.
Possible answer from Robert:
Oftentimes IHT stories are simply a rewrite of original NYT stories, posted under the bylines of the person who did the rewrite for the IHT. It's not always the case, but this seems to be one of those instances.
This seems like a flawed system.
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