When Baseball Meets Lord of the Rings

This may be one of the best newspaper corrections I’ve ever seen, courtesy the MetsBlog. Apparently, the RA Dickey named his bat “Orcist the Goblin Cleaver”, but mis-attributed it to belonging to Bilbo Baggins. It actually belonged to Thorin Oakenshield. It’s not often that baseball and speculative fiction combine — the last time I can remember it happening was the movie Frequency, a time-bending film set against the backdrop of the 1969 World Series (again involving the Mets).