Pitcher Shane Bieber is a vital part of the Cleveland Indians' playoff push. One thing he is not: pop singer Justin Bieber, a fact that baseball card maker Topps seems to have forgotten.
The 24-year-old righty tweeted a photo of his baseball card that mistakenly refers to him as "Justin" in the blurb on the back.
Is it too late to say sorry?— Topps @ NSCC Booth No. 676 (@Topps) August 3, 2019
Topps took the issue in stride, replying to Bieber with song lyrics from a popular Justin Bieber tune. A tweet that Shane Bieber amusingly acknowledged.
This is not the first time the Indians pitcher has addressed sharing a last name with the Canadian pop star. In 2018 during Players Weekend, when MLB allowed players to put their nicknames on the backs of their jerseys, Bieber decided to go with "NOT JUSTIN."
Bieber started Sunday's game against the Los Angeles Angels and did his part with a complete game 6-2 win. He allowed five hits and two runs, struck out eight and didn't walk a batter to improve to 11-4. His ERA dropped to 3.31.