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Heard on the Hill: Actually, It’s ‘Gee-ter’

Heres a tip for new Members of Congress: Dont do anything to make New York Yankees fans mad. Theyll totally call you out on it.

Rep. Carolyn McCarthy voiced her support for a bill honoring the late Yankees announcer Bob Sheppard on the House floor Tuesday. During her speech, the New York Democrat noted Sheppards voice will live on in shortstop Derek Jeters recorded introduction.

Only McCarthy pronounced Jeter as Jet-ter. That led more than a few Yankees fans who have the reputation for being the most polite fans in baseball, cough, cough to point out McCarthys mistake.

McCarthy apologized for the flub, telling HOH she meant no disrespect. She adds that she suffers from dyslexia, which causes her to occasionally mispronounce words.

As part of my role on the Education and Labor Committee, I have worked to further our understanding of reading and language process difficulties, including dyslexia, McCarthy quips. Jeter is actually the French word for throw. I should at least get some brownie points for that.

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