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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

No more Red Wings special sections

This season was my third playoff season on the copy desk at The Oakland Press. It's also the first season we don't have anyone in the playoffs in mid-May. I thought at first I'd like the break, and it's not to say the Tigers are boring, but I'm used to more excitement this time of year.
Co-worker Matt Mowery tweeted after Game 3 of the Red Wings series, the loss that put Detroit in the inescapable 3-0 hole, "At least no special Red Wings section this year." That's for sure. I recall Mowery's work on a special four-page "wrap" section when the Wings clinched in 2008, a section that had to be created and then scrapped if they had lost the game. Luckily for us, they clinched in Game 6 and the section went off without a hitch.
After the clincher section, there was the parade edition. And even though the Wings lost in Game 7 of the Finals last season, a season wrap-up section had already been ordered, so we were 2-for-2 in Red Wings special sections in my time here.
Hopefully, the Tigers can make things interesting, which James Briggs alludes to in his story in today's edition.
It certainly would be interesting to have more work.


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