It seems the Twins Uni-stitching staff was trying to prevent the medical staff from finding his medical records and treating him. Or maybe they were trying to prevent Gardy from finding out he had been recalled from AAA. In any case this isn't the first time a Minnesota sports team has misspelled a players name on their uniform. Vikings DT Kevin Williams played by the name of "Willaims"....
In light of these comical errors, I've decided to compile a list of other misspelled names in Minnesota Twins History.
- In 2010, Matt Capps went by the name of "Cpaps" in reference to his girthy frame and necessary sleeping apparatus.
- When PJ Walters came up the uni-stitchers didn't know any grown man who went by "PJ" and assumed he was actually the new Water Boy. Prior to him taking the field they had to quickly stitch an "L" onto his jersey.
- Following Scott Ullger inept performance as third base coach he was forced to wear "UGLIER" on his jersey for 3 games last year. Nobody noticed because he was on the bench.
- After reading some "FIRE GARY!!1!!" posts on the interwebs the skipper forced #60 to wear "GARY" to ensure his own job safety and to have a scapegoat.
- Gardenhire has kept Tosoni on the roster due to his mistaken belief that he is of the Totinos pizza family.
- Ben Revere went by "REVERSE" for a couple games after he took an ill-conceived route to a ball.
- When St. Louis allowed Kyle Lohse to put the "H" on his jersey he gained enough confidence to drop a run off his season ERA.
- Lew Ford left the team due to the Mauer Family's insistence he be referred to as "Chevrolet"
- Similarly, Jesse Crain left the team when Joe insisted Jesse's name was "Train" and constantly wanted Gardy to let him play with him.
- The commissioner stepped in when the uni-stitchers attempted to just put "DOUG" on the back of Mientkiewicz's jersey. Inability to afford "Buying that many Vowels" was not deemed a good enough reason.