On Twitter, News 12 Long Island Falsely Reports Yankees Win Game 5, Advance in Playoffs

By Merrill Knox 

News12 Long Island made a lot of New Yorkers happy last night when they reported, via their Twitter account, that the New York Yankees had defeated the Detroit Tigers to advance to the next round of the MLB postseason.

The only problem was that News 12 Long Island was a little too quick to call the game in favor of the Yankees, who lost 3-2 to the Tigers last night and were sent home for the season.

The station deleted the erroneous Tweet from their feed, quickly replacing it with two correct headlines: “SPORTS: New York Yankees eliminated from MLB playoffs by Detroit Tigers” and “Yankees whiff at home, season ends with Game 5 loss.”