Face it: Inaccuracies, errors and typos are a product of this high-speed information world we currently inhabit. You may have even seen a few right here on Big League Stew from time to time.
But this mistake-riddled graphic that popped up during the Kansas City Royals' broadcast on Thursday night is really the Mark Reynolds-at-third base of television graphics. Just when you think it can't get any worse ... it somehow does. Before you dive into our list of all the errors we spotted, see how many you can find on your own.
• That Bryce Hunter of the Detroit Tigers sure has similar numbers to the Bryce Harper that plays for the Washington Nationals, doesn't he? Even looks exactly like him, come to think of it. Wonder if he's available on my league's waiver wire?
• Well, it's nice to see Matt Jones has found another career since bouncing his way out of the NFL. Oh, that's not the former Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver, you say? It's actually a picture of Matt Harvey, who pitches for the New York Mets and not the Baltimore Orioles? Welp.
• I'm sure the Chicago White Sox would love to have Manny Machado. He'd come a lot cheaper than Jeff Keppinger, at least. (It really is a wonder, though, that they nailed Machado's name while bungling the much-simpler Harper and Harvey.)
• Oh c'mon. Mike Trout is at least a few years from signing with the New York Yankees.
And, as Larry Brown Sports points out, the entire premise begins with a question that ends with a preposition. But that appears to be the least of this graphic's worries.
How'd this happen? It's hard to say. The inaccurate logos could be written off as template problems, but totally wrong names like Bryce Hunter and Matt Jones? Looks like the Royals might want to call another graphics guy into the truck.
h/t: Last Angry Fan
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In 1989, baseball scout Epy Guerrero was profiled in People magazine. Yep, the same People magazine that does the "Sexiest Man Alive" lists and keeps the world up to date on Angelina Jolie. That should tell you that Epy Guerrero wasn't just any ol' baseball scout. People's 1,900-word feature story sums him up perfectly in the third paragraph:
They say now that Epifanio "Epy" Guerrero has "the eyes"—that he can see the future major leaguer in a young ballplayer the way the visionary poet claimed to see a world in a grain of sand.
Guerrero, whose claim to baseball immortality was opening a baseball pipeline to the Dominican Republic, died Thursday at age 71. He opened the Dominican Republic's first baseball academy in 1973 and worked as a scout for the Houston Astros, New York Yankees and Toronto Blue Jays. In Toronto, specifically, he was revered for bringing the Jays stars such as Tony Fernandez, Carlos Delgado and George Bell.
It is believed, according to Jose de Jesus Ortiz of the Houston Chronicle, that Guerrero signed more amateur players who reached the majors than any other scout. Among them: Cesar Cedeño, Kelvim Escobar, Alcides Escobar, Alfredo Griffin, José Mesa and José Uribe.
Blue Jays blog Bluebird Banter relays just how important Guerrero was:
[He] should be largely credited with building the rosters anchored by Dominican talent that led to Toronto finishing above .500 for from 1983 through 1993 and winning two World Series titles on the way.
Here's a story for the ages: Guerrero really liked a young pitcher and told Blue Jays general manager Gord Ash, who sent pitching expert Mel Queen for a second opinion. Queen wasn't as impressed, so the Jays passed. The pitcher? Pedro Martinez.
That's one story recounted in a 2012 Toronto Sun interview with Guerrero. Another is how Guerrero talked the Blue Jays out of trading Jose Bautista, another case where he was right.
“Epy’s family is a baseball-rich family, probably the top from the Dominican in scouting,” Bautista told the Toronto Sun last year.
Manny Acta, the former Cleveland Indians and Washington Nationals manager, who is also a native of the Dominican Republic, talked to the Houston Chronicle on Thursday about Guerrero's impact in their home country.
“Very sad day for baseball, specially in the DR. Epy Guerrero was more than just a great scout, he was also an excellent human being and visionary. He was one of the first ones to implement the current baseball academies system, that has helped produce so many great MLB players from the DR.”
Here's another video that gives you a glimpse at Guerrero at work. It's in Spanish, but even if you can't understand the words, the visuals are in the universal language of baseball:
Epy Guerrero's baseball lineage lives on with his two sons — Mike, who manages the Triple-A Nashville Sounds, and Sandy, who played 19 seasons in the minor leagues, Mexico and Taiwan. He's now a hitting instructor in the Milwaukee Brewers organization.
According to reports from the nation's capital after tonight's win over the Philadelphia Phillies, the Nationals are expected to call 24-year-old infielder Jeff Kobernus to the majors after learning that Danny Espinosa had injured his right wrist.
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Home sweet home! How do the Nationals stack up to the Phillies? How bad has the Nationals offense been to start the season? We take a look as the Phillies come to Nationals Park for a three-game set starting Friday night.
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