Chicago Cubs outfielder Junior Lake has had a hectic week. Opening Day will do that to a 24-year-old who is only in his second big league season. Maybe that explains why Lake took the field wearing the wrong jersey for an inning on Thursday.
Last year, the Cubs wore gray road jerseys with “CHICAGO” written across the front. This year, they have decided to go with “CUBS” on their road uniforms. As you can see, Lake somehow dug up last year’s jersey when he took the field in the first inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Fortunately, Lake realized that one of these things was not like the other and that one was him. He changed to the correct jersey in the second inning. We saw a Minnesota Twins player make a similar mistake while pinch-hitting last season, so it has happened before. We’ll call it an embarrassing case of the early-season jitters.
H/T Big League Stew