Do you work for the same company?

Editors at Yahoo News seem to be unfamiliar with sports writer Ben Rohrbach — or at least how to spell his name:

That’s a little odd. Not just because it’s so easy to verify the spelling of a name (what with the Internet and all), but because Ben Rohrbach is a writer for “Big League Stew,” a column for Yahoo Sports:

You’d think the editors would know better or would at least try to avoid embarrassing themselves in front of millions of readers.

Fifty-two pickup

This excerpt from Yahoo! Sports would be perfect if fifty-two could just pick up a hyphen:

fifty two spo

All two-part numbers (from twenty-one to ninety-nine) require a hyphen.

‘Tis ’tis, ’tain’t tis’

Most people know a little something about the apostrophe. They know the apostrophe’s uses include showing possession. They know it’s also used in something called contractions — not the kind involving birthin’ babies. The kind that involves removing a letter or two from a word or words, like isn’t, we’ve, and they’re. The apostrophe shows where there’s a letter or two gone missin’. It’s helpful to your readers, except if you put it in the wrong place:

tis apost sports pr

I gotta give the writer for Yahoo! Sports’ “Prep Rally” credit for at least tryin’. But the contraction he’s looking for is ’tis — a contraction for it is.

Celtics coach Brad Stevens’ what?

If I were more interested in the subject matter, I might read the article below this intriguing headline on Yahoo! Sports‘ “Prep Rally” just to see what the heck it means:

an an sports

But I am not inspired. Maybe someone out there can tell me why there’s an apostrophe after Brad Stevens and what an an means.

Frank, Brooks. What’s the difference?

The baseball “expert” at Yahoo! Sports‘ “Prep Rally” has a little trouble distinguishing between Frank Robinson, an outfielder, and Brooks Robinson, considered the greatest third-baseman in history:

frank robinson sports pr

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