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CBS News calls Derek “Michael Jeter”

New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter played his final All-Star Game on Tuesday night at Target Field in Minneapolis, going 2-for-2 with a run scored. He departed in the fourth inning to a standing ovation, and many news outlets were quick to document the occasion.

CBS News was a little too quick.

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The tweet was deleted after getting nearly 3,000 retweets, most of which were presumably because of the mistake. It was replaced with this:

Maybe they were thinking of actor Michael Jeter, who played an assistant football coach on CBS’ “Evening Shade” and Mr. Noodle’s brother, Mr. Noodle on “Sesame Street”. He passed away in 2003, and CBS News wrote an obit at the time.

Not the greatest look for the company that also owns the radio network which broadcasts Yankees games.

Josh Gold-Smith

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