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 Post subject: Re: MLB
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The Argonaut wrote:
Nomar

but only when pronounced like Nomaaahh

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PHATJ wrote:
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I think there's a difference between, in the context of baseball, everyone knows who you're referring to and the first name being a standard way of referring to that person.
"I honestly forgot Nomar even played for the A's."
"Did you ever see the clip of Vlad hitting a double off the pitch that bounced in front of home plate?"
"Manny diving to cut-off that Damon throw makes me laugh every time I see it."
vs.
"Babe calling his shot is an iconic moment."
"I visited Babe's grave the last time I travelled to New York."
It sounds kind of weird. "Babe Ruth" sounds more natural in both cases, where Garciaparra, Guerrero, and Ramirez are extraneous in the above examples.

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It's "The Babe," not "Babe."

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Also, I feel like he is much more commonly called simply "Ruth" outside of The Sandlot.

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Also, "Babe" itself is a nickname, not his first name, if we're being pedantic. But so is "Mookie."

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cutuphalfdead wrote:
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Clearly the best example. At his peak of popularity, if you were in Japan, you could drop a piece of mail in the box, and simply put "Ichiro" on it, and they would deliver it to him. He was right up there with Elvis, Madonna, Cher, other 1 name celebs.

But baseball is also the sport where players get called by their nicknames just as much as their names
Joltin Joe, Splendid Splinter, Hammerin Hank, The Babe, Mr October, The Ignitor, The Rocket, The Big Unit, Maddog, Mr Padre, Stan the Man, The Ryan Express, Satch, Mr Cub, The Big Train, the list just goes on and on

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Also, I feel like he is much more commonly called simply "Ruth" outside of The Sandlot.


I've never called him Ruth, its always Babe/The Babe.


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What's going on in here

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Do diminutive versions of first names count?

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predictions for giants vs. dodgers tomorrow night?

i'll go Giants win 9-3

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Lol no Pittsburgh for the Jays

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E.H. Ruddock wrote:
Lol no Pittsburgh for the Jays

It's still not too late to just not do this, MLB

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they should play at the trash pandas stadium

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The Argonaut wrote:
E.H. Ruddock wrote:
Lol no Pittsburgh for the Jays

It's still not too late to just not do this, MLB


No big deal... they still have almost 6 days to figure it out!


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Lol no Pittsburgh for the Jays

It's still not too late to just not do this, MLB


No big deal... they still have almost 6 days to figure it out!

Someone on Twitter posted "Hobo Bichette" under a story about this and it made me lol

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