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Bats reading Jarrett Parker shipped to A’s pitcher Jarrod Parker

Mark Townsend
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Though Oakland A's starter Jarrod Parker isn't required to hit for himself very often — he has nine plate appearances over three big league season thanks to that little designated hitter rule — it still would be nice to have a few official major league bats with his own name on them.

Unfortunately, thanks to a little mishap at the Marucci manufacturing plant, Parker won't have that satisfaction this week when the A's make a rare visit toa National League park against their bay area rivals the San Francisco Giants.

Instead, Jarrod Parker has to settle for bats identifying him as Jarrett Parker, which could mean they were intended for the Jarrett Parker who's an outfield prospect ironically in the Giants organization currently playing for the Double-A Richmond Flying Squirrels. Or, it could also mean that we're dealing with one hilariously handcrafted and unfortunately permanent typo.

Based on Parker's tweet and his use of the hashtag #spellcheck, I believe we can safely assume it's the latter scenario.

How that could happen I don't know. It must have been a call in order where the proper name got lost in translation, or maybe their company computer autocorrected it incorrectly.

Whatever the case, at least something in the same ballpark as Jarrod ended up on the bat. That's a good thing. But if we next learn that Bryce Harper is receiving bats intended for Bryce Hunter, then we'll know something somewhere is truly broken.

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