Jacoby Ellsbury played in his first career Yankee Stadium home game on Monday, and apparently the person who was operating the videoboard in center field was not prepared. Ellsbury has been to Yankee Stadium countless times as a member of the Boston Red Sox, and as far as we know his name has always been spelled correctly. And now they screw it up while he’s wearing pinstripes — go figure.
As you can see from the photo above that @EFQZ shared on Twitter, Ellsbury’s name was spelled “Ellsubry” when he came to bat in the sixth inning. Ellsbury was one of the biggest acquisitions of the offseason for the Yankees (to the tune of $153 million), so I’m sure somebody will be getting a slap on the wrist for that error.
Hey, it could be worse. We have seen MLB players play several innings with their names misspelled on the back of their jersey. A videoboard flub isn’t so bad.
H/T Big League Stew