Eugenio Velez Unaware Of 'San Francicso' Typo On Jersey
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The jersey of San Francisco Giants outfielder Eugenio Velez caught everyone's sight in a game against Houston Astros last night all because of one spelling mistake glaring across his chest. As Velez entered the game in the seventh inning, fans noticed something was wrong. It turned out Velez's jersey had the name of the the Giants' home city misspelled. Instead of "San Francisco," Velez's jersey read "San Francicso" across the front. Dominican Republic born player said he did not realize there was anything wrong with his jersey until the team started heading back to the airport.
"No, no, I didn't know," Velez said to the Associated Press. "That's the first I've heard."
Everyone else's jersey was fine. Team management said Velez will get a new jersey ahead of April 16 game against Los Angeles Dodgers.
The San Francisco Giants did not release any official statement, but posted a related news story referencing Associated Press. In the comments to the story, fans are suggesting that the jerseys that players wear are not made in the United States and so spelling mistakes are not surprising.
It is alleged that all MLB jerseys are supplied by a Pennsylvania based company called Majestic Athletic. No statement has been released by Majestic in relation to the typo on Velez's jersey yet.
Majestic was reportedly responsible for a similar incident last season when it misspelled "Nationals" on the jerseys of Ryan Zimmerman and Adam Dunn of Washington Nationals. Instead, the jerseys were missing an "o" and said "Natinals." Majestic had to apologize for the misspelling.