Chicago Cubs pitcher Edwin Jackson had no luck on Tuesday, but at least he could blame Google for his woes.
Jackson was scheduled to start in Chicago's spring training game against the Oakland A's in Arizona. But when the game started, he was nowhere to be found.
He later explained that he entered something along the lines of "Oakland Athletics spring training complex" into Google Maps, but it took him to the old training facility -- something that's honestly happened to all of us at least once.
Edwin Jackson said he put A's complex into Google Maps and it directed him to old Oakland complex at Phoenix Municipal Stadium.
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So while Jackson was supposed to go to Hohokam Stadium, he instead found himself at Phoenix Municipal Stadium. He showed up to the correct ballpark soon after and took the mound in the second inning.
So close, and yet, so far. (Source: Google Maps)
Jackson explained to reporters what happened after the game, saying it was a "crazy way to start the day":
Poor guy. (Source: YouTube)
"It was my fault for not looking to see where it was," Jackson said, according to the Associated Press.
But driving and showing up late were only the start of Jackson's problems. The pitcher finally took the mound in the second inning, ultimately allowing nine hits and eight runs as the Cubs fell to the A's, 14-2.
"I've had positive outings throughout the spring," Jackson said after the game. "Except this one."