(posted by OMDQ)

It’s no “Mike Patrick pondering life’s big questions” moment, but following tonight’s Red Sox game, NESN committed a gaffe that tickled my funny bone.

With the Red Sox clinching a spot in the postseason, someone decided it would be a good idea to whip up a graphic listing the players on the team who have never appeared in a playoff game. The pitchers section read roughly as follows:

Clay Buchholz, Bryan Corey, Devern Hansack, Jon Lester, Javier Lopez, Daisuke Matsuzaka, Jon Lester, Hideki Okajima, Kyle Snyder, Jon Lester.

It took a few seconds, but I eventually realized that Jon Lester was listed three separate times, a discovery that kept me from continuing on to the section for position players. Less flustered was studio host Tom Caron, who smoothed over the moment with a “Jon Lester has never played in the postseason A LOT” type comment. Well played, TC. You made my wife smile, and she holds a very unhealthy level of hatred for you (long, boring story; maybe I’ll explain someday).