How Proof Reading is the Enemy of Many Baseball Fans


Much to our pleasure, since spring training started JoeSportsFan has become the local repository for any and all photos of #5 jerseys that have received some homemade alteration.

As the anti-Pujols modifications have continued to gain attention, this trend has morphed from a side-joke, to a vicious competition amongst Cardinals fans to see who can turn their previous investment into the most cringe-inducing statement aimed at a player who will probably never see it. 

While most have viewed their Pujols attire as a one-word statement protesting Albert’s decision to leave, some have viewed it as a canvas for long-winded poetic rants. 

If only this poet could have demonstrated an understanding of when it’s appropriate to use the contraction rather than the possessive adjective:

We can sympathize, man.  We’ve been on the wrong end of a grammatical error a time or two, although ours typically aren’t written on a shirt in permanent marker.

Luckily he may have enough real estate on that powder blue beauty to save it once and for all.


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