How Proof Reading is the Enemy of Many Baseball Fans

22
May
2012

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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