McNeil after All-Star Game scoreboard error: 'I wanted to see my picture'


A scoreboard gaffe at Cleveland's Progressive Field soured New York Mets utility man Jeff McNeil's first All-Star Game experience.

The 27-year-old, who enters the second half with an MLB-best .349 batting average, came to bat in the eighth inning after a late substitution and noticed something was off.

"That was tough, to see (Jacob) deGrom's picture up there," McNeil said, according to ESPN. "I didn't really like that."

"I wanted to see my picture up there. I know my family did, too"

"They had what, two weeks to get ready for this?" he added. "That can't happen."

In addition to the McNeil error, Colorado Rockies outfielder David Dahl and Chicago Cubs catcher Willson Contreras had their names spelled incorrectly, and the Atlanta Braves logo was placed next to Los Angeles Dodgers star Cody Bellinger and Arizona Diamondbacks second baseman Ketel Marte when the lineups were shown on the scoreboard.

The Cleveland Indians apologized on Wednesday for the mistakes.

"We are very excited about the positive reaction we've received about All-Star Week events in Cleveland," the team said in a statement, according to Andy Martino of SNY. "It was obviously unfortunate about the scoreboard miscues and we apologize those occurred."

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