Player Debuts 'San Francicso' Giants Jersey
'I didn't know,' says player Eugenio Velez of spelling snafu
By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 8, 2010 12:15 PM CDT
San Francisco Giants' Pablo Sandoval, left, and Eugenio Velez celebrate after the Giants' 10-4 win over the Houston Astros.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Outfielder Eugenio Velez made his season debut yesterday when his San Francicso Giants took on and beat the Houston Astros. That’s right—Velez played the whole game blissfully unaware that his jersey pegged him as a player from some mythical, misspelled version of the City by the Bay. “I didn’t know,” he tells the AP. “Increible!” And that’s not misspelled—it’s Spanish for “incredible.”

This sort of snafu is not altogether uncommon in baseball. Last year, two members of the Washington Nationals managed to get through three innings wearing jerseys that read "Natinals." Increible!

 

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