Pope to see ballgame in D.C.

Nationals Park in February undergoing final preparations for opening this spring. (CNS/Paul Haring)I don’t usually blog on the weekend, but this is too good to pass up. Did you know that Pope Benedict is going to catch a ballgame at the new Nationals Park in D.C. when he’s here in just over two weeks?

Benedict is scheduled to visit the White House on April 16, a Washington Nationals game on April 17, then New York, where he will speak at the United Nations on April 18, visit Ground Zero and finally Yankee Stadium on April 20.

Which journalist wrote that blooper of a sentence? I’m not naming names, but the story appears to have originated on the Web site of Folio magazine. It then got picked up almost word for word on The Huffington Post. (I found it innocently enough when I clicked on a link on the Benedict in America site, though the latter didn’t repeat the ballgame error.)

I’m upset that Pope Benedict is going to get to see a game at the new stadium before I do — unless he’s got an extra ticket and can take me along.

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