Terence Moore's photo of the SunTrust Park clock.

An attempt to complain about low pre-game attendance for Game 2 of the St. Louis Cardinals-Atlanta Braves National League Division Series didn’t work out too well for Terence Moore in the end, largely thanks to the photo he included. Moore, a long-time Atlanta Journal-Constitution writer who also wrote for AOL FanHouse, has been featured on various programs by ESPN and other networks, and currently appears on Atlanta ABC affiliate WSB-TV’s “Sports Zone” on Sunday nights, had quite the take on pre-game attendance Friday:

The problem there? While Moore’s tweet was sent approximately 25 minutes before the first pitch, that photo shows a scoreboard clock indicating 51 minutes to first pitch. And a whole lot of people pointed that out to him:

“Braves fans already have bailed” would be a bad enough take for attendance figures at a game held during the day on Friday (first pitch was at 4:37 p.m. Eastern) even if it involved photos taken when the game was starting. But Moore managed to make this worse still by taking early photos and then promoting them as not-as-early photos. He hasn’t yet responded to Twitter criticisms on this, but it’s certainly something that doesn’t make him look great.

[Photo from @tootlegrant on Twitter]

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Andrew Bucholtz has been covering sports media for Awful Announcing since 2012. He is also a staff writer for The Comeback. His previous work includes time at Yahoo! Sports Canada and Black Press.