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History of uniform typos

Here’s something for the sports fans: Apparently misspellings on professional and college sports uniforms over the years aren’t uncommon (more photo examples), occurring as recently as in April where the jersey of San Francisco Giant’s Eugenio Velez misspelled the city’s name (see photo above). ESPN.com had a fascinating column on this issue with some interesting back stories to the spelling mistakes, however the same article states that one team, the Yankees have not yet had any problems.

With a simple logo on the front and no player names on the back, they’re typo-proof. And that seems somehow appropriate, because uniform typos are fun, playful and human — all things that the Yanks refuse to allow themselves to be.

Gawd, I hope there are no typos in this entry.

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