Nancy Pelosi Wishes Willie Mays Happy Birthday, By Sharing Picture Of Not Willie Mays

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House speaker Nancy Pelosi wanted to wish Willie Mays a happy 90th birthday. She posted a picture of herself and Willie McCovey instead.

But say hey, at least McCovey played in the same era as the Mets legend Mays. After being raked across the social media coals for a quick minute, Pelosi reposted the tweet, finally with an actual picture of herself and Mays.

McCovey died in 2018 at the age of 80 years old. Mays turned 90 on Thursday.

“It’s unclear how long the mistake existed on the Speaker’s Twitter timeline,” the New York Post wrote. “Her office swiftly fobbed the issue off to a staffer error.”

It’s true. Eventually, Team Pelosi fessed up to the mistake, releasing a statement that was posted by KCBS radio.

“A staffer inadvertently selected the wrong photo for the tweet,” the statement read. “The photo we wanted to use was of the Speaker and Willie Mays at Willie McCovey’s August 2018 wedding. The quickly deleted photo was the wrong photo from the right wedding. We apologize for the error.”

Written by Sam Amico

Sam Amico spent 15 years covering the NBA for Sports Illustrated, FOX Sports and, along with a few other spots, and currently runs his own basketball website on the side,


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  1. Not surprised. She is a Socialist Democrat that likes to pander to Black people to make you think she cares about Black people. This is the woman that thanked George Floyd for dying. Is anyone surprised?

  2. When the President of the United States and the person who is #3 in line to the White House are incapable of understanding that the Sun rises in the East and the #2 person can’t decide which national border is the one where the trouble is, we’re screwed

  3. Typical progressives. Someone who spends their life worried about global warming killing polar bears, asking if seafood is sustainably produced at every restaurant, and getting excited about the release of the newest model of Prius, probably didn’t tune into Baseball Tonight much growing up.

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