• Ted Strickland disses northeast Ohio again.

    by  • June 19, 2012 • Uncategorized

    In case you haven’t heard, the Kent State baseball team is in the College World Series. It’s a pretty big deal. When you think of big baseball programs, Kent State is never one that comes to mind.

    Last night, they won a game and staved off elimination. Ted Strickland sent out a tweet to congratulate them.

    “Great win for the Zips tonight against FL in the College World Series”

    Ummm…Ted? Kent State is the Golden Flashes. Akron University is the Zips.

    Yes, folks, this was the Governor of Ohio.

    UPDATE: The buzz about this on Twitter had “Ted Strickland” trending, meaning that a LOT of people were talking about it. And then there’s this.

    While congratulation Tweets were rapidly being sent, the one that came from former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland’s account used the wrong Ohio team name.

    Instead of congratulating the Golden Flashes, it mentioned the Zips (University of Akron) which are one of Kent State’s rivals in the Mid American Conference.

    The Tweet was deleted and reposted with correct information, but not after many users pointed out the mistake.

    One person Tweeted that it was like “calling Ohio State ‘Michigan.'”

    Ouch.

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    I was born and raised in Ohio. After growing up in the Columbus area, I moved to Cleveland to study at Case Western Reserve University, and have lived in Northeast Ohio ever since. I live in Wellington with my wife and son. I work in the private sector and have never worked in the political field.

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