"I'd like to buy a vowel, Pat." Majestic Athletic
issues an apology for the misspelling of NATIONALS
on Ryan Zimmerman and Adam Dunn's jerseys.
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It was, well... something you don't see everyday. But, during Friday's game at Nationals Park against the Marlins, Ryan Zimmerman and Adam Dunn had jerseys that read: NATINALS -- the "O" missing from the front of both of them.
This was not some Photoshop escapade, as apparently some have tried to argue (here's a shoutout to 'Duk at Big League Stew who has been apparently dealing with this).
Today, Majestic Athletic, who is licensed by Major League Baseball and currently holds on-field uniform rights for all 30 Major League Baseball Clubs, issued the following apology through company president, Jim Pisani:
‚ÄúAll of us at Majestic Athletic want to apologize to both the Washington Nationals and Major League Baseball for accidentally omitting the ‚ÄėO‚Äô in two Nationals jerseys last week. ¬†We take 100 percent responsibility for this event and we regret any embarrassment for the Nationals organization, players and fans. ¬†
‚ÄúOutfitting all 30 teams and 750 players is a duty we take very seriously. ¬†Majestic has been trusted on-field for over 25 years. ¬†Based on our history, clubhouse managers expect that every new uniform from Majestic is perfect. ¬†For the Nationals, this time we did not meet this standard.‚ÄĚ
One thing is certain: the jerseys will probably fetch a fair sum through auction, should MLB and the Natinals... I mean, Nationals, choose to do so.
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