WOOD WAR: 05.08.2009

Daily News: These days, a lot of time is spent trying to figure out how to “save” newspapers; can something that prints at a printer and then is delivered to a newsstand hours after the thing is “closed,” to be purchased for money, really be relevant in the 24-hour instant-news cycle? Or something like that. Not much time is spent, however, looking at how the actual product that comes out on the newsstand reflects the issue. By the time readers go to pick up the News on newsstands this morning, most people who care about steroid use in major-league baseball or follow the fortunes of the sport’s big stars probably already know that Manny Ramirez has been handed a 50-game suspension for using a female fertility drug that has been banned for its connection to steroid use (the drug is used to combat side-effects that follow a “cycle” of steroid treatments).

WOOD WAR: 05.08.2009