Yikes. Talk about a rough start to the season for the New York Yankees – not so much the on field product, but those working the stadium scoreboard.
After opening the season 3-3 on the road, the Bronx Bombers returned home on Monday afternoon and promptly greeted key free agent signing Jacoby Ellsbury by incorrectly spelling his name.
A day later, they’re back at it, though at least Ellsbury was safe today as the Yankees scoreboard operators made a gaffe on the jersey number of longtime Yankees backup catcher Francisco Cervelli.
The veteran of course wears #29, not #26 as was depicted on the Yankees scoreboard during his sixth inning at-bat.
I’m assuming this was caught prior to the sixth inning (at least I hope it was) but the Yankees couldn’t change up the graphic and decided to run with it for the remainder of the game. If they just decided to leave it, well, not a good look.
Hopefully come Wednesday all the kinks will be ironed out and Ellsbury and Cervelli will have their correct information displayed.
Hey – it’s a new year for the scoreboard operators too.
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