Who knew Bud Selig was such a fan of time travel?
The 78-year old Major League Baseball commissioner repeatedly referred to the 2013 First-Year Player Draft as the 2000 edition while announcing the selections on MLB Network.
One slip of the tongue might be forgiveable, but Selig made the mistake three times within the first eight picks and four times in the opening round. First overall selection Mark Appel (Houston Astros), sixth pick Colin Moran (Miami Marlins), eighth choice Hunter Dozier (Kansas City Royals) and 19th pick Marco Gonzales (St. Louis Cardinals, not shown in the video) all had their big moments incorrectly dated.
Selig also did this while standing right next a large "Draft 2013" graphic, which you'd think would be hard to miss.
The First-Year Player Draft has been televised since 2007, but the man making the picks official is apparently still celebrating the start of the new millenium.
Video via Larry Brown Sports
The whole broadcast was a shitshow. They all probably should have run through it a couple times. Was very amateur hour.