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Grammar police, please arrest David Ross

Jul 28, 2013, 6:35 PM EDT

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As mentioned here, Red Sox teammates Ryan Dempster and Jonny Gomes playfully “repaired” the dugout phone David Ortiz demolished in a fit of rage in last night’s loss to the Orioles. The two hooked up aluminum cans on a piece of string, the way they used to do in the olden days.

The @MLB Twitter posted a picture of catcher David Ross attempting to use the contraption, capturing a pithy slogan for the Red Sox who had, until Friday night’s loss, been in first place since the end of May. Unfortunately, the shirt had an unfortunate grammatical error:


  1. ghstmnnfrst - Jul 28, 2013 at 6:51 PM


    • joecsports - Jul 29, 2013 at 10:49 AM

      At least Yankees use proper grammar on their shirts. “If you see this, you are in fifth place.”

  2. historiophiliac - Jul 28, 2013 at 6:55 PM

    See, should’ve just gone with “y’all’s” instead. There’s little a variant of “y’all” can’t fix.

  3. rje49 - Jul 28, 2013 at 6:59 PM

    Nevermind the spelling; who’s the “player’ in the striped suit… I mean dress?

    • jwbiii - Jul 28, 2013 at 10:00 PM

      Sideline reporter Jamie Erdahl.

  4. ncm42 - Jul 28, 2013 at 7:15 PM

    Did he get that shirt from Longoria or someone else on Tampa’s roster?

  5. js20011041 - Jul 28, 2013 at 7:41 PM

    I suppose it could be worse. At least it wasn’t “ur.” I think that they ought to withhold high school diploma’s if the student can’t properly use your, you’re, there, their, and they’re correctly. That’s as basic as the English language gets.

    • js20011041 - Jul 28, 2013 at 7:42 PM

      And having said that, of course I put an apostrophe where it doesn’t belong.


    • pipkin42 - Jul 28, 2013 at 7:52 PM

      I just assumed it was quality trolling. Shoulda stuck with it.

  6. tfbuckfutter - Jul 28, 2013 at 7:47 PM

    Whoever posted this is, as they say in Latin, a dorkus malorkus.

    (Whoever gets the reference organically is welcome to party with me any day).

  7. fm31970 - Jul 28, 2013 at 8:06 PM

    Never would’ve happened in Pittsburgh “…yinz in second”

  8. historiophiliac - Jul 28, 2013 at 8:47 PM

    You don’t like crosswords?

    • historiophiliac - Jul 28, 2013 at 8:54 PM

      Dammit, Bill. You make me look like a crazy lady.

  9. alexo0 - Jul 28, 2013 at 10:41 PM

    What about my in second?

  10. bbil2012 - Jul 29, 2013 at 7:29 AM

    Oh,and BTW Mr. Perfect, Hanley Ramirez is not Marlin’s homegrown talent.

  11. psousa1 - Jul 29, 2013 at 9:12 AM

    how wacky. glad you called it to attention

  12. jimeejohnson - Jul 29, 2013 at 2:09 PM

    The grammar police have subcontracted with the contraction police to end this kind of crime.

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