I'm a fan of the Los Angeles Times and especially their roster of sports writers. like many newspapers around the world is suffering a decline in revenue which has apparently been the focus of some internal angst. A column written about the problem and discussions about some solutions was spike by the managing editor - but then the item was leaked.
Not so easy to kill an interesting story.
Bonus: Link to a great story by one of the best sportswriters in the business, Bill Plaschke about "A Hall of Famer as sweet as his swing" (The link to page 2 of the story seems to be broken, but pages 1 and 3 are up.)