American sports can be pretty weird at the best of times, but a recent typo from a US newspaper took baseball into an unusually surreal place.
Favorite headline of week. He pitches righty, lefty — and evidently, also underwater. Faces Aquaman in next outing. pic.twitter.com/efxaQxFp8Z— Neill Woelk (@NeillWoelk) June 8, 2015
The picture of the unfortunate misprint in the East Oregonian newspaper was tweeted yesterday by Neil Woelk, a journalism advisor at Colorado State University.
In case you haven't got it yet, the subeditor meant to write 'ambidextrous' - as Pat Venditte, the baseball player in question, threw both right and left-handed.
But that wouldn't be quite as funny.
And of course, with Twitter being Twitter, there were plenty of people waiting in the wings to make some terrible puns.
@NeillWoelk Normally you'd have to call a game for rain, but not with this guy playing.— roque sullivan (ロク) (@roquesullivan) June 8, 2015
All the newt that's fit to print. https://t.co/Wz1FEts3JJ— Bob Moore (@BobMooreNews) June 9, 2015
It's important to make sure your paper is consistent and professional, but it's always more fun when a good typo slips through the cracks.Reuse content