The MLB commissioner announced three of the first eight picks of the 2013 first-year player draft as the “2000″ draft. He even called it the 2000 first-year player draft for the first overall pick, which he had all year to rehearse.
“With the first selection of the 2000 first-year player draft, the Houston Astros select Mark Appel.”
Selig also repeated the mistake at No. 6 when he announced the Miami Marlins selected Colin Moran, and at No. 8 when the Kansas City Royals selected Hunter Dozier. And not on video — he did it when announcing the St. Louis Cardinals’ pick at No. 19.
Maybe Selig just had one of those mindblocks. As someone who has been on air before, I know how that can happen. Still, this was pretty funny.