Manufacturer apologizes to Giants
SAN FRANCISCO -- Longtime San Francisco Giants equipment manager Mike Murphy received an apologetic phone call from the team's uniform manufacturer for a misspelling on Eugenio Velez's gray road jersey.
It read "San Fran-cic-so" for the team's road series at Houston. A replacement was en route, Murphy said.
Murphy -- with the club since it came West in 1958 -- had no hard feelings, saying, "We all make mistakes." He didn't notice it at the time and neither did Velez, who made his season debut in the Giants' 10-4 win over the Houston Astros on Wednesday.
The Giants' next road game is April 16 in Los Angeles against the Dodgers.
This was the second year in a row that a major league uniform spelled trouble.
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