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!

2 Comments »

  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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