Ever heard of the Washington Natinals? Neither had anyone else until Friday when Ryan Zimmerman and Adam Dunn fronted a game at Nationals Park sporting jerseys with the name “Natinals” printed on them.
The error was picked up during the game, and both players switched to jerseys that read Nationals instead, but the bigger question is how it wasn’t picked up in the first place. Even putting aside an obvious manufacturing error, surely someone in the team would have noticed the missing O.
The teams excuse: they only checked the back of the jerseys when they came in, and never thought to check the front. It’s fair to say they won’t be making that mistake again.