New York Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom, who got the win in Game 1 of the National League Division Series against the L.A. Dodgers, received a glowing profile in The New York Times: "Straight Out of Hollywood: The New Guy Outpitches the Ace." When the article first appeared online this morning, it included this line, in the middle of a description of deGrom's "winding and tangled" path to the major leagues:
He also broke a finger castrating a cow, which set him back.
I don't have a screenshot of the article as it originally appeared, and NewsDiffs didn't catch it, but I found out about it on Facebook thanks to MLB historian John Thorn. Very quickly, however, the article was revised to read:
He also broke a finger castrating a calf, which set him back.
And the Times appended this wonderful correction:
An earlier version of this article misidentified the animal Jacob deGrom broke a finger castrating. It was a calf, not a cow.