From the Bizarrely Incongruous Ledes Department, here’s how Washington Post reporter Steve Yanda leads his recap of yesterday’s Nationals/Diamondbacks game (h/t Steve Daley):
In the coda of the Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor, composer Johann Sebastian Bach repeats the same chord sequence over and over again, leading the listener to anticipate one resolution, only to provide a tone completely different.
The only tones emanating from Nationals Park in the top of the first inning Sunday afternoon were the faded drones of an audience that had heard this composition too many times this season — game begins, visiting team assumes a lead, game ends in dreadful fashion. Arizona leadoff batter Trent Oeltjen looped a home run into the Washington bullpen in right field on the day’s third pitch, and the familiar chord sequence began.
Who knew that this guy worked at The Washington Post?Justin Peters is editor-at-large of the Columbia Journalism Review.