As much as we try, none of us are perfect. Some tend to make more mistakes than others – or at least some people are more willing to point out others mistakes more often than they are willing to point out their own… Regardless, when mistakes are made, corrections often follow, and the corrections section of the New York Times has one that makes me smile.
An item in the Extra Bases baseball notebook last Sunday misidentified, in some editions, the origin of the name Orcrist the Goblin Cleaver, which Mets pitcher R. A. Dickey gave one of his bats. Orcrist was not, as Dickey had said, the name of the sword used by Bilbo Baggins in the Misty Mountains in “The Hobbit”; Orcrist was the sword used by the dwarf Thorin Oakenshield in the book. (Bilbo Baggins’s sword was called Sting.)