No baboon: Twitter jumps all over reporter’s autocorrect goof of haboob
BY HABOOB BLOG | JULY 30, 2018 AT 10:28 PM UPDATED: JULY 30, 2018 AT 10:30 PM
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.
No, it was not a baboon storming through the Valley, rather, a monsoon storm that caused thousands of reported outages across the Phoenix area.
- Portion of lights at Chase Field go out, force delay for D-backs
- Thousands left without power as monsoon storms sweep through Valley
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.
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
Some of the Valley’s teams got in on the fun.
Pedro Gomez✔@pedrogomezESPN · 31 JulArizona Diamondbacks✔@Dbacks
Those crazy Arizona baboons...12:20 AM - Jul 31, 2018
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
SunsGorilla✔@SunsGorilla · 31 Jul
Wasn’t me I was on a date with @ShaniaTwain https://twitter.com/suns/status/1024159464188862464 …SunsGorilla✔@SunsGorilla1:12 AM - Jul 31, 2018
The Phoenix Zoo was there for the save in case anyone decided to take the tweet seriously.
Can confirm our baboons are safe and accounted for. #haboobBob 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
The D-backs were down four runs going into the ninth inning and decided they were desperate.
To the bottom of the 9th. Desperate times call for desperate measures. #RallyBaboon1:29 AM - Jul 31, 2018