The Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees are — as usual — the Sunday Night Baseball game on ESPN. CC Sabathia made the start for the Yankees, and entered the game leading all active MLB pitchers in career wins with 249. So, ESPN had a montage ready for Sabathia as he goes for his 250th win.
Well, one part of the montage featured a “leads active pitchers with 249 wins” graphic, and showed a photo of Yankees outfielder Aaron Hicks, who is definitely not CC Sabathia.
Many ESPN viewers quickly noticed the gaffe and tweeted about it:
So ESPN just used a photo of Aaron Hicks in a CC Sabathia graphic. That's… not great. pic.twitter.com/qgkpmMfDDt
— Conor White but from over here (@conorjwhite) June 2, 2019
— Max Spelling (@haasspell11) June 2, 2019
— Stephen Denner (@SDenner69) June 2, 2019
— Michael Seff (@DraftAmerica) June 2, 2019
THAT WAS AARON HICKS NOT CC
— Matt (@HoodieGleyber) June 2, 2019
Did ESPN just run a quick spot on CC and use Aaron Hicks as the first photo?
— Mike Wagenman (@mjwags23) June 2, 2019
Are we not gonna talk about how ESPN showed Hicks and said it was CC
— ColeWorld45 (@ColeWorld4545) June 2, 2019
Did @espn just show a picture of Aaron Hicks during that C.C. Sabathia graphic?
— Dan (@DanielG123_) June 2, 2019
Did ESPN just put up a picture of Aaron Hicks thinking it was CC ?
— Free Partey (@Treyy_Gooner3) June 2, 2019
ESPN showed a pic of Aaron Hicks thinking it’s Sabathia.
— GARDY SZN (@GardySZNN) June 2, 2019
Just another blunder in what has been an ugly year for Sunday Night Baseball.