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.'”