Imagine being 24, in your third MLB season, and getting the huge honor of being named to the All-Star team for the first time in your career. That’s a big deal. Unfortunately for Matt Moore, his moment of fame was botched when Joe Buck accidentally got the two Tampa Bay Rays all-stars mixed up during introductions.
Moore appeared first on first base line, but was introduced as his teammate, Ben Zobrist. Next up was Zobrist who, you guessed it, was introduced as Moore.
Moore had a “what just happened” look on his face (seen below), while Zobrist was just laughing about the mistake.
Rays fan Timothy Burke points out that this was not the first time Zobrist was misidentified in an All-Star Game. There was a mistake in a graphic during his first All-Star Game appearance in 2009 when Jason Barlett was misidentified as Zobrist: