Going verbal: Here's a blog about some of the tangled webs that are woven in the NY Times. It's called Subject, Meet Verb, and a lot of subjects and verbs here don't match. Apparently they need a few good editors and some tighter writers. There are several other stories there on writing.
Not-so-plainspeak: I found this in a story online -- The (New England) Patriots gave up undisclosed draft considerations for Burgess. That means draft picks, and I'd rather they said that. ... Today, one of the news wires said that a player was held out of a baseball game because of concession-like symptoms. They meant concussion.