An attempt at a catchy tweet turned into an error for the New York Mets.
Pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka -- first name pronounced "Dice-K" -- struck out three batters in the first inning of their exhibition game against the St. Louis Cardinals, and the team's official Twitter account tweeted about the inning.
"Dice-KKK off to a quick start. He strikes out the side in the 1st inning. #NYMvsSTL,” they tweeted, playing on Matsuzaka’s first name and “K” being the symbol for strikeout.
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However, their seemingly clever post backfired when they realized the racial connotation in their wording. The tweet was deleted, and an apology followed:
The apology tweet received over 100 retweets, but Twitter still had a field day with the Mets' mistake.