Home / Sports / Texas governor prematurely tweets congratulations for Astros

Texas governor prematurely tweets congratulations for Astros

NOV. 4, 2013 FILE PHOTOTony Gutierrez/AP

Texas governor Greg Abbott learned the hard way, it ain’t over till it’s over.

His Twitter fingers slipped.

A Texas governor learned it ain’t over till it’s over the hard way, after tweeting congratulations to the Houston Astros for beating the Kansas City Royals and advancing to the ALCS on Monday afternoon.

Only one problem the Astros lost that game. Governor Greg Abbott’s official account sent the tweet during the eighth inning, when the Astros were up 6-2. The premature tweet could have jinxed the Astros, because the Royals surged in a wild comeback, taking the game with a 9-6 victory.

Texas Governor Greg Abbott sent this now deleted Tweet congratulating the Houston Astros prior to their loss to the Kansas City Royals.Twitter

Texas Governor Greg Abbott sent this now deleted Tweet congratulating the Houston Astros prior to their loss to the Kansas City Royals.

The tweet, which is now deleted, is believed to have been sent from a staffer, as the governor has two accounts, both verified.

On his personal account, the governor tweeted: “Follow the REAL Greg Abbott right here. No predictions. Just support.”

No more than 7 images from any single MLB game, workout, activity or event may be used (including online and on apps) while that game, activity or event is in progress.Bob Levey/Getty Images

The Astros were up 6-2 in the 8th inning when Texas governor Greg Abbott sent the congratulations tweet out.

The premature celebration tweet could have jinxed the Astros, as the Royals surged back for a clutch 9-6 victory late in the 8th inning.Thomas Shea/USA Today Sports

The premature celebration tweet could have jinxed the Astros, as the Royals surged back for a clutch 9-6 victory late in the 8th inning.

Previous Next
  • No more than 7 images from any single MLB game, workout, activity or event may be used (including online and on apps) while that game, activity or event is in progress.
  • Oct 12, 2015; Houston, TX, USA; Kansas City Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer (35) celebrates with third baseman Mike Moustakas (8) after hitting a two-run home run against the Houston Astros during the ninth inning in game four of the ALDS at Minute Maid Park. Royals won 9-6. Mandatory Credit: Thomas B. Shea-USA TODAY Sports

Enlarge

But the internet hasn’t forgotten Abbott’s Twitter-trip up especially not Kansas governor Sam Brownback.

“Not so fast, my friend, @GovAbbott,” he tweeted, along with a screenshot of the governor’s poorly-predicted victory. “See you Wednesday.”

The two teams will face off for the final game of ALDS series this Wednesday, in Kansas City, Missouri.

ang@nydailynews.com

This entry passed through the Full-Text RSS service – if this is your content and you’re reading it on someone else’s site, please read the FAQ at fivefilters.org/content-only/faq.php#publishers.

Daily News – Sports

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*

Read previous post:
Microsoft updates Windows 10: adds features, addresses clean install license nightmare

Share This article Microsoft has released Build 10565 to Windows Insiders on the Fast Ring. It is chock full of...

Close