MLB on Fox tweet

Someone over at Fox Sports got their teams confused. With the World Baseball Classic final between the U.S. and Puerto Rico about to start Wednesday night, the @MLBONFOX account tweeted that it all comes down to this: the U.S. and…Japan?

MLB on Fox tweet about WBC final

Of course, the U.S. beat Japan last night to advance to the final. The MLB on Fox account quickly deleted the tweet, but not before getting a bunch of replies:

The account then followed that advice, deleting the old tweet about Japan and sending the exact same tweet with Puerto Rico:

Which got them limited internet kudos:

But, this all could have been avoided if they’d only read their own account’s tweet from last night:

Mistakes happen, of course, but this is a pretty embarrassing one.

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Andrew Bucholtz is a staff writer for Awful Announcing and The Comeback. He previously worked at Yahoo! Sports Canada and Black Press.