This morning, a source emailed me the following screen capture:

What's wrong with this picture?

Poor Justin Upton. Like younger siblings everywhere, you will always, apparently, be stuck in the shadow of your older brother. Even though you are a highly touted prospect on one of the youngest, most overperforming teams in the majors, and big bro BJ is centerfielder on the young, but perennially sucky Devil Rays.

Upton the Younger:

The fact is that he was the best hitting prospect in the minors before being called up, and he’s also been the best prospect for his age ever since age 12, according to Baseball America.

Upton the Elder: Either having a breakout year or a statistical anomaly, he’s hitting over .300 in his third year in the majors after hitting under .260 the previous two years.

Thanks to my anonymous source {aka Steve Carpenter} for the tip!

6 Responses to “Yahoo Sports: Edited by Yahoos?”

  1. …tell me you meant Justin, not Jason.

  2. How ironic is it that under the title “Yahoo Sports: Edited by Yahoos?” you go on abut how the poor younger brother is living under his big brother’s shadow, and you actually get the guy’s name wrong? Classic! Who’s your editor?

  3. Sarah Green says:

    Ah, fuck. Oh well. I’ve fixed it now.

    Just the perfect end to the perfect day.

  4. Green, this new job you’ve got sounds awesome. Your day ends at 3 P.M.? I want a job like that. Hook a brother up!

  5. Sarah Green says:

    Goddammit! Another “mental typo.” Did I say end? I meant “unending middle.” Crap crap crap!

  6. We totally had the same day honey.

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