Nevada doesn't have a major league baseball team, so Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has to borrow some of his sports allegories from others.
In a speech on the Senate floor Thursday, the Nevada Democrat was trying to make a point about Senate disruption of presidential appointments when he referenced the manager of the Washington Nationals, Davey Johnson. Except Reid didn't call the District's home team "the Washington Nationals."
"Davey Johnson is a manager of the National Mets. This team we're so happy to have here in Washington," Reid said.
Reid's mix-up likely came from Johnson's own background as manager of the New York Mets, a background the Senate Democrat referenced a few sentences later.
Johnson managed the Mets from 1984-1990 and steered the team to a 1986 World Series title.
The mix-up has not gone unnoticed by Reid, or at least by whomever handles his social media presence. The Senator's Twitter profile posted a photo of Reid and Johnson an hour after his office was contacted for comment by CNN. Along with the photo, the tweet read: "M?e?t?s? Nats manager Davey Johnson wouldn't succeed with half a team. President Obama can't either."