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No baboon: Twitter jumps all over reporter’s autocorrect goof of haboob

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BY HABOOB BLOG | JULY 30, 2018 AT 10:28 PM UPDATED: JULY 30, 2018 AT 10:30 PM

(Twitter Photo/@Arizona_DPS)

There was a delay of over 21 minutes in the Arizona Diamondbacks’ home game on Monday night against the Texas Rangers.

If you were first updated on the news via ESPN’s Pedro Gomez and his Twitter feed, you were really, really confused.

Pedro Gomez@pedrogomezESPN

@Rangers and @Dbacks delayed in downtown Phoenix because a baboon went through town and overloaded the grid, knocking some lights out.

12:09 AM - Jul 31, 2018

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No, it was not a baboon storming through the Valley, rather, a monsoon storm that caused thousands of reported outages across the Phoenix area.

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One of those reported outages was the cause of the delay, which had a portion of the lights at Chase Field go out.

Gomez decided to have fun with it, retweeting several replies of baboon-related jokes.

Pedro Gomez@pedrogomezESPN · 31 Jul

@Rangers and @Dbacks delayed in downtown Phoenix because a baboon went through town and overloaded the grid, knocking some lights out.

Ray Valerio Jr.@azsportsnut365

Live footage!!!! pic.twitter.com/R6RskLHcpJ

12:26 AM - Jul 31, 2018

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Dave Burns@Burnsy987

That's one hell of a baboon.

Pedro Gomez@pedrogomezESPN

@Rangers and @Dbacks delayed in downtown Phoenix because a baboon went through town and overloaded the grid, knocking some lights out.

12:21 AM - Jul 31, 2018

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Some of the Valley’s teams got in on the fun.

Pedro Gomez@pedrogomezESPN · 31 Jul

@Rangers and @Dbacks delayed in downtown Phoenix because a baboon went through town and overloaded the grid, knocking some lights out.

Arizona Diamondbacks@Dbacks

Those crazy Arizona baboons...

12:20 AM - Jul 31, 2018

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Phoenix Suns@Suns

Where you at @SunsGorilla

Pedro Gomez@pedrogomezESPN

@Rangers and @Dbacks delayed in downtown Phoenix because a baboon went through town and overloaded the grid, knocking some lights out.

1:06 AM - Jul 31, 2018

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SunsGorilla@SunsGorilla · 31 Jul

Wasn’t me I was on a date with @ShaniaTwain  https://twitter.com/suns/status/1024159464188862464 …

SunsGorilla@SunsGorilla

pic.twitter.com/S12ds8CMRX

1:12 AM - Jul 31, 2018

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The Phoenix Zoo was there for the save in case anyone decided to take the tweet seriously.

Phoenix Zoo@PhoenixZoo

Can confirm our baboons are safe and accounted for.

Bob Young@BobYoungTHI

Best autocorrect ever. Or, @PhoenixZoo has some really big primates running loose. https://twitter.com/pedrogomezespn/status/1024145006326505473 

12:38 AM - Jul 31, 2018

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The D-backs were down four runs going into the ninth inning and decided they were desperate.

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Arizona Diamondbacks@Dbacks

To the bottom of the 9th. Desperate times call for desperate measures.

1:29 AM - Jul 31, 2018

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