Brock Holt was playing in just his third major league game on Monday when he got the rookie treatment … from the clubhouse equipment manager. The rookie second baseman’s number was placed on the wrong side of the front of his jersey. The stats for the former Rice product through three games: two hits, one walk, one RBI, and one jersey fail.
The Pirates didn’t find it at all amusing:
In regards to Brock Holt’s jersey today, it was a mistake made by a human being and will be corrected.
— Pittsburgh Pirates (@Pirates) September 3, 2012
Phew, good thing they determined the mistake was made by humans. I was worried some jersey-altering ferrets had gotten loose in the Pirates’ clubhouse.