Thursday was supposed to be a special day for New York Yankees fans.
Gerrit Cole -- lifelong Yankee diehard and superstar hurler the club signed to a $324 million contract this offseason -- was supposed to take to the mound for Opening Day.
As we know, the coronavirus outbreak forced the MLB to suspend its season and that unforeseen reality has seen an innocent tweet from USA TODAY reporter Bob Nightengale age impossibly awful.
Putting aside his careless typos, Nightengale has a knack for being proved wrong. Whether it be his reported rumors or something as simple as an opinion, the veteran MLB writer finds it surprisingly difficult to string together wins.
Because Twitter keeps the receipts of all posts unless they are deleted, one of the team's prominent social media voices, Barstool Sports' Eric Hubbs, didn't hesitate to remind Yankees supporters of Nightengale's unfortunate post.
It's funny, but it's also kind of sad.
At the time, Nightengale was doing Bronx buffs a tremendous service. In fact, his tweet probably saw countless diehards start a countdown from 99 to Cole's debut. Even in surefire winning scenarios, Nightengale somehow always manages to take an L.
That's the story here.