On Monday, the UMBC Athletics Twitter account, which has seen its popularity skyrocket since the men’s basketball team defeated No. 1 Virginia in March, added its voice to the MLB All-Star Game Final Vote campaign.
It didn’t stump for perhaps the more expected candidate, Nationals shortstop Trea Turner, but instead for St. Louis Cardinals third baseman Matt Carpenter.
It might seem like an unlikely pairing — maybe UMBC, a proudly Maryland school, got confused and cashed in its chips for the wrong bird?
However, the clue lies in the last line: “He loves doggos so #VoteCarp!”
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