Mighty Red Pen

August 26, 2008

Major league typo

Filed under: Pop culture,Spellbound — mighty red pen @ 6:30 pm
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Apparently, typos are all the rage among major league baseball players. Check out this one, fashionably sported by Minnesota Twins’ shortstop, Adam Everett:

According to MLB.com, Everett was heading for the plate when the Twins’ equipment manager pulled him aside:

Everett said he was told there was something wrong with his jersey.
“I’m looking down, like, ‘Oh my gosh, do I have the wrong jersey on?’ ” Everett said.
Not the wrong jersey, the wrong spelling.
The front of Everett’s jersey read “MINNESTOA.”

Check out the whole story, including a short clip of Everett at bat. Evidently, Everett was allowed to carry on like this until the fifth inning. The typo was spotted by a former Twins’ player who, after “double-checking the spelling twice” (definitely want to make sure), texted one of the visiting clubhouse attendants to alert them.

Hat tip to our friends at SPOGG!



  1. Googling “Minnestoa” comes up with some pretty funny results, too; apparently, it’s something of a common misspelling. Offhand, I liked this one: http://www.thefind.com/sports/info-minnestoa-twins

    “We found 27 products from 26 stores for minnestoa twins.
    You’ve been directed to our page for minnestoa twins.
    Did you mean: minnestoa”

    Comment by tk. — August 27, 2008 @ 10:17 am | Reply

  2. This is a *great* story–and by that, I mean it’s great because it’s sooooo bad! 🙂

    Comment by The Grammarphile — August 28, 2008 @ 4:23 pm | Reply

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