Spelling Not Just a Problem for DC Schools

Eye on Sports MediaCorrespondent IApril 22, 2009

Washington D.C. schools are a mess and people have been trying desperately to improve them over the years. Even the public school supporting the Obama family passed them up in favor of a private school.

But apparently the problem goes beyond the schools, to the interior of the Washington Nationals ballpark. A ballpark that is, ironically, located near one of the traditionally poorer sections of the Nation's capital.

The company that supplies their jerseys decided the team did not know how to spell their own name, and rechristened them the "Natinals."

Courtesy D.C. Sports Blog

It is possible that in some bizarre way this made sense to whoever added the team name to the jerseys, since they are called the "Nats" for short, and not the "Nashes."

If that is the case, imagine what might have happened if they did not know how to spell "Nats.