I hate to be the bearer of bad news

On the front page of the Sports section of the OC Register had a big, above the fold picture of Vin Scully with the headline Better Listen While You Can. The entire point of the story was to point out that Vin Scully wouldn’t be around forever. Let me share some immortal words of wisdom from William Shatner, “You’re gonna die.” This is neither a revelation or news worthy. Vin Scully will some day retire or die, there is no use in pointing this out on the front page of the sports section.

So, here are a few other sports related pieces of news that the Register didn’t cover today:

  • Tomorrow’s meeting between the FIA and the seven Michelin clad F1 teams will either alleviate or exacerbate the current crisis in F1. A nice overview of the problem and the possible outcomes could have been helpful.
  • Toyota has decided to leave IRL and CART so it can focus on NASCAR.
  • In less than two weeks, MotoGP is returning to the US for the first time since 1994.
  • Next week is the start of the Tour de France, an overview of the contenders and the new Discovery Channel team could be nice.

These are just the pieces of news that I would be interested in. I’m sure there are other things in more mainstream sports that would better fit in that location in the paper. Sure, Vin Scully might be a large figure in Southern California sports, but his eventual retirement is not news.

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