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Bryce Hunter? Can you spot all the errors in this brutal MLB graphic

Bryce Hunter graphic

In the realm of broadcasting graphic fails, this one comes out on top.

This graphic was shown during the middle of the Kansas City Royals telecast on Thursday, and it is full of an absurd amount of errors.

The question: “Which young player would you like to start a franchise with?” is posed to viewers. Putting aside that they end their question with a preposition, it’s embarrassing how badly they bungled this image.

Let’s list all the mistakes.

1) Bryce Harper is erroneously called “Bryce Hunter”
2) Harper is shown as a Detroit Tigers player, not a Washington National
3) Matt Harvey is erroneously called “Matt Jones”
4) Harvey pitches for the New York Mets, not the Baltimore Orioles
5) Manny Machado plays for the Baltimore Orioles, not the Chicago White Sox
6) Mike Trout plays for the Angels, not the New York Yankees

If we missed any other errors in the graphic, please let us know. There has to be more.

Image via Mock Session

Michael Bourn assists on Miguel Cabrera home run (Video)

Michael-Bourn-Miguel-Cabrera-home-runMiguel Cabrera is in search of another Triple Crown with the Detroit Tigers this year, and he certainly doesn’t need any help from his opponents along the way. Cabrera has hit five home runs in his last three games and has 13 on the season. Had it not been for a little assistance from Cleveland Indians center fielder Michael Bourn, his total would be sitting at 12.

Cabrera hit a fly ball to deep center field in the eighth inning of Wednesday night’s 11-7 win that looked like it was playable for Bourn. Instead, it bounced off his glove and popped over the fence for a two-run homer that padded Detroit’s lead.

We know one Philadelphia Phillies outfielder who knows exactly how Bourn feels, but at least his flub came during spring training. Handing a home run to one of the best players in the league during the regular season has to sting a bit.

San Francisco mayor Ed Lee calls Stephen Curry ‘Steve Curry’ (Video)

Mayor LeeThe city of San Francisco celebrated the Golden State Warriors with “Golden State Warriors Day” on Tuesday, and they handed star player Stephen Curry a key to the city. The event was a nice tribute to the team after its successful season.

There was only one problem: mayor Ed Lee made a blunder when he misspoke and called Curry “Steve” instead of “Steph.”

“You know what they say: You give Steve Curry an inch, and he might take a Golden State a mile!” Lee said during his speech. “Just 25 years old, he has made it on Sports Illustrated. Cover. The first time a Warriors player has made that cover for his skill, for his talent, since 1980.”

Wearing a blue blazer and yellow tie to represent the team’s colors, Lee seemed in tune with the Warriors. Earlier in the rally, he recognized Curry for setting the record for most 3-pointers made in a season. He did butcher the name of rookie Festus Ezeli, but that’s a tough one. Lee got Curry’s name right both before and after the slip-up, so we won’t be too hard on him. At least he wasn’t nearly as bad as this politician when it came to butchering names. The scary thought is he now also has something in common with Metta World Peace.

H/T D Wizzle’s World via Deadspin

Great moments in closed captioning mistakes: the Chicago Black Cocks

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One closed caption employee may have had too many dirty thoughts on the mind Saturday.

During the Chicago Cubs-New York Mets game Saturday, the announcers must have been talking about the Chicago Blackhawks hosting a playoff hockey game at the same time that the Cubs were hosting a baseball game, resulting in the closed captioning error seen above.

My guess is the Black Cocks scored more than the Blackhawks, who lost 4-1 to the Red Wings.

See our other great moments in closed captioning.

Via Deadspin

White Sox P Hector Santiago forgets he has to bat (Video)

Hector-Santiago-forgets-to-batChicago White Sox starting pitcher Hector Santiago got so wrapped up in his dominant performance against the New York Mets on Tuesday night that he forgot to bat. Interleague play can be tricky for American League pitchers. For the majority of the season, they don’t even have to think about swinging a bat. Despite the fact that his team was playing in a National League ballpark on Tuesday, Santiago chose to continue not thinking about it.

As you can see, the game was delayed in the top of the sixth inning when someone had to go into the clubhouse and tell Santiago it was his turn to hit. The left-hander was in the midst of a full-fledged pitchers’ duel at the time. He gave up only four hits and no earned runs in seven innings of work, but New York went on to win 1-0 in the 10th inning as Mets pitcher Matt Harvey threw nine innings of one-hit ball and took a perfect game into the eighth.

To make matters worse, Santiago is a native of North Jersey. According to the Chicago Sun-Times, several of his family members were in attendance at Citi Field to watch him pitch against the team he grew up rooting for. Forgetting an at-bat is embarrassing, but the way he pitched certainly was not.

H/T Deadspin

Susannah Collins fired over sex slip-up, raunchy videos or something else?

Susannah CollinsSusannah Collins was fired by CSN Chicago after her humorous, embarrassing slip-up went viral.

As seen in the video above, Collins was in the middle of an intermission report about the Chicago Blackhawks on Tuesday night when she talked about the “tremendous amount of sex” the team had during the regular season. Collins quickly realized her error and recovered by saying “success.”

The Chicago Tribune says Comcast Chicago fired Collins after the slip-up went viral, leading to a previous raunchy video series in which she participated receiving more attention. That series was called “Sports Nutz,” and it featured plenty of dirty language and low-brow humor. You can see an example of the show below:

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Hunter Pence loses fly ball in the sun, had sunglasses on his hat (Animated)

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Losing a fly ball in the sun is part of afternoon baseball. Sunglasses help, but there’s only so much they can do. As San Francisco Giants outfielder Hunter Pence could tell you, they do even less when you don’t use them to cover your eyes.

During the sixth inning of San Francisco’s 4-0 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers on Monday, Pence was unable to track down a shallow fly ball in right after losing it in the sun. Had his sun glasses been covering his face instead of sitting atop his head, he probably would have had better luck. That’s the thing about a nice pair of shades on the baseball diamond — you need to actually look through them for it to have any effect.

Pence may have only played in one game this season, but he has already become a punchline. The Facebook group MLB Memes ragged on him almost instantly (via @_SoDevilish):

Hunter-Pence-sunglasses

That should make this White Sox fan feel better. Even the players screw up every now and then. Pence may have still been in spring training mode when tracking the ball, but the play has made its way onto the regular season blooper real. Don’t worry, Hunter — there will be plenty more bonehead mistakes to make us forget about it.

GIF via @gidget