BY JEFF SLADE
The New York Mets have surged to the top of the NL East, chasing down the Nationals to claim a one game lead in the division. However, their recent success on the diamond has failed to carry over to achievement in the world of spelling and punctuation.
See if you can spot the error (it’s not that difficult):
Sending out a picture of captain David Wright taking batting practice, the Mets boastfully proclaim the photo as “the best thing your going to (see) all day.”
Regrettably, they make the classic middle-school blunder of applying the second person possessive adjective your, instead of the correct contraction of “you are” of course being you’re.
This continues what’s been a rough past week for the Mets on social media.
On July 29, the Twitter Universe exploded when Mets shortstop Wilmer Flores cried on the field amid hearing he’d been traded to Milwaukee. The only problem – he wasn’t actually traded. Information had been incorrectly leaked to the media, eventually leading to the ensuing fiasco.
It’s hard to tell which mistake was worse – their shortstop tearing up from falsely leaked information or forgetting a common English contraction.
The team has since deleted the tweet and added in an edited one. So, perhaps they can mark it up to a learning experience, and their grammar will eventually catch up to the on-field product. Or maybe it will be other away around, the lineup bewildered by stadium chants relentlessly taunting the organization’s poor grammar.
Either way – somebody will benefit. And all we’ll have to say is, “YOU’RE welcome.”