by Brian Tinsman

WASHINGTON — Everyone makes mistakes. Some are just more public–and certainly more expensive–than others.

Earlier this week, it was the folks at Turner Licensing, the third-party MLB licensee in charge of producing the Washington Nationals’ 2016 collectible calendar, seen below:

nats calendar

This picture has everything; immaculate mowing lines, two teams lined up on the basepaths, an enormous American flag draped over the Green Monster and the National Anthem being played.

Only two minor problems: that isn’t Nationals Park, and that certainly isn’t Washington, D.C. That would be Fenway Park in Boston, taken on an afternoon that the Nationals and Nats fans would likely prefer to forget.

Whoops.

Major League Baseball quickly distanced itself from the product, issuing the following statement: “Our licensee used an incorrect photo in its 2016 Nationals calendar, a product that the Nationals were not involved in producing.

“We are working quickly to rectify the situation including recalling the calendars from retail.”

While embarrassing, this episode in D.C. sports misprints doesn’t hold a candle to the night of the Natinals, or that Redskins hybrid player Robert Helu Jr.

 

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