That's just embarassing.On November 2, 1948, the Chicago Daily Tribune boasted the headline that Republican Thomas Dewey had defeated incumbent President Harry Truman to become the 34th President of the United States. The only problem is that nearly sixty years later, no one’s ever heard of a President Thomas Dewey because, well, Dewey lost.

More importantly, this morning, New York Daily News writer Adam Rubin has the headline “Glavine is Snake-bitten“. Rubin writes:

The Diamondbacks snapped a 10-game home losing streak to the Mets with a 4-3 victory last night.

Adam, the ladies don’t like it when you finish before the deed is done. The Mets actually defeated the Diamondbacks last night 9-4 after Damion Easley took Arizona closer Jose Valverde deep for three runs with one out in the top of the ninth. A walk and a single later, David Wright hit his second home run of the year (both in the past three games) to cap off the six-run inning.

So what lesson have we learned?

  1. Make certain that what you’ve written has actually happened – especially if it’s going to press.
  2. The Mets are just like Harry Truman. Except, you know, that whole Korean War thing. And in this terrible analogy, George Steinbrenner is Joseph McCarthy.

I’m going to stop now.

2 Responses to “Dewey Defeats Truman! And in other news, Mets lose!”

  1. Alejandro Leal says:

    Oh and never trade for José Valverde in your Fantasy League… I’ve learned this.

    Thanx for NOTHING Paul; NOTHING.

  2. Paul Moro says:

    Oh get over it, Alejandro. You asked for Valverde. I didn’t offer him, you requested him. Big difference. He’ll be fine in the long run.

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