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Thursday, June 03, 2010

Mariners - DFAed Colome, Texeira

Seattle Mariners - Designated P Jesus Colome and P Kanekoa Texeira for assignment.

Would’ve been nice if Kenny Slumbers had told the Mariners what he was planning so they wouldn’t have had to try to outright one of these guys.  The latter, that is, not the guy with the fastest easily hittable fastball in the majors.  On the other hand, if Texeira made it big, it would also make casual spelling Teixeira/Texeira spelling mistakes more common - this is a world in which people can’t spell Ripken, after all.

Dan Szymborski Posted: June 03, 2010 at 03:42 AM | 28 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Ivan Grushenko of Hong Kong Posted: June 03, 2010 at 02:50 PM (#3549309)
How do you misspell "Ripken"? Ripkin?
   2. JJ1986 Posted: June 03, 2010 at 03:01 PM (#3549322)
Texeira has to have options left and they only have 37 guys on the 40. (38 before Griffey retired). Why did they do this?

Edit: Nevermind, he's a Rule 5 guy.
   3. Dan Szymborski Posted: June 03, 2010 at 03:13 PM (#3549346)

How do you misspell "Ripken"? Ripkin?


Yup. Even in Baltimore at the height of his career, people would occasionally spell it Ripkin.

Here are more Ripkins.
   4. Petunia inquires about ponies Posted: June 03, 2010 at 03:31 PM (#3549369)
Edit: Nevermind, he's a Rule 5 guy.

I still don't get it. Losing their LHB platoon DH/PH killed their roster flexibility to the extent that they had to cut 2 pitchers to desperately find someone to replace him?
   5. Jeff R., P***y Mainlander Posted: June 03, 2010 at 03:35 PM (#3549379)
How do you misspell "Ripken"? Ripkin?

Yup. Even in Baltimore at the height of his career, people would occasionally spell it Ripkin.

Here are more Ripkins.


Season preview magazines for baseball in the 80's and 90's were constantly making that mistake. Saw a lot of "MacGwire," too. It was sort of unbelievable - misspelling the names of some of the biggest stars?
   6. I Am Not a Number Posted: June 04, 2010 at 05:15 PM (#3550440)
Saw a lot of "MacGwire"

McGuire is also a very popular misspelling of McGwire, though an accurate spelling of McGuire -- but one imagines that people have Mark in mind and not Ryan.

Clemons is another doozy.

I'd say that among the easily spelled names (this ignores the likes of Teixeira), Ripkin, McGuire and Clemons form the holy trinity of Hall of Famers getting ill treatment by the unwashed.
   7. Spahn Insane Posted: June 04, 2010 at 05:27 PM (#3550455)
Don't forget about Kerry Woods.
   8. Rich Rifkin Posted: June 04, 2010 at 05:40 PM (#3550464)
Ripkin. Rich Ripkin. Double-oh-eight.
   9. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: June 04, 2010 at 05:54 PM (#3550483)
Royals claimed Texeira
   10. JMPH Posted: June 04, 2010 at 06:01 PM (#3550497)
I will let it be known that makes me shudder every time anyone misspells the name of a major-leaguer on this site. "Galarraga" has especially tested my patience in recent days. "Javier Vasquez" is another particularly bothersome one. He's earned a proper spelling by this point in his career.
   11. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: June 04, 2010 at 06:03 PM (#3550502)
Royals claimed Texeira


Great. Because it's not like I get him confused with Rob Tejeda enough already, I guess.
   12. Randy Jones Posted: June 04, 2010 at 06:07 PM (#3550505)
"Javier Vasquez" is another particularly bothersome one. He's earned a proper spelling by this point in his career.


Easily solved by taking the RLYW route and referring to him as "He who shall not be named", though I think the consensus there after his last few starts is that he has earned his name back.
   13. The Keith Law Blog Blah Blah (battlekow) Posted: June 04, 2010 at 06:11 PM (#3550514)
"Galarraga" has especially tested my patience in recent days.

Did you misspell your misspelling? Both Armando and Andres spell their last name the way you typed it.
   14. JMPH Posted: June 04, 2010 at 06:16 PM (#3550519)
I meant to spell it correctly. I meant that the various misspellings have driven me crazy.
   15. flournoy Posted: June 04, 2010 at 06:25 PM (#3550532)
I'd say that among the easily spelled names (this ignores the likes of Teixeira), Ripkin, McGuire and Clemons form the holy trinity of Hall of Famers getting ill treatment by the unwashed.


Save room for Greg Maddox.
   16. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: June 04, 2010 at 06:43 PM (#3550550)
When trying to figure out whether a Pirates fan knows what he's talking about or not, there are two tells that are worth their weight in gold: "McCutcheon" and "McClouth".
   17. JoeHova Posted: June 04, 2010 at 06:44 PM (#3550551)
You see "Branyon" a lot, maybe because of the old Robert Forster TV show Banyon?
   18. JMPH Posted: June 04, 2010 at 06:45 PM (#3550553)
I think if someone claims to be a Pirates fan, there's not much sense in disputing it.
   19. flournoy Posted: June 04, 2010 at 06:50 PM (#3550558)
One that I've seen on multiple occasions that makes no sense is "Abreau." What the hell kind of Spanish name is that?
   20. JMPH Posted: June 04, 2010 at 06:54 PM (#3550562)
"Pettitte" is tricky for people. That's a lot of T's.
   21. mex4173 Posted: June 04, 2010 at 07:19 PM (#3550579)
Halladay and Holliday.
   22. Posada Posse Posted: June 04, 2010 at 11:22 PM (#3550780)
I see Joel Piñeiro misspelled quite a bit - usually "Piniero".
   23. smileyy Posted: June 04, 2010 at 11:51 PM (#3550804)
"Pettitte" is tricky for people. That's a lot of T's.


It's one more T than I thought there was in there.
   24. Depressoteric feels Royally blue these days Posted: June 05, 2010 at 01:27 AM (#3550871)
I see Joel Piñeiro misspelled quite a bit - usually "Piniero".
That's not really a misspelling, though. Nobody wants to bother with the friggin' ASCII character for the "~"...I wouldn't even know how to type it if I tried. Same thing goes for all accent marks and circumflexes. It's a well-accepted rule that you don't have to put them in...couldn't do it even if I wanted to.

"Pettitte" is one that ALWAYS gets me. In fact, it just feels WRONG to type it out the correct way. One too many "t"s.
   25. Tuque Posted: June 05, 2010 at 01:35 AM (#3550876)
That's not really a misspelling, though

He flipped the i and the e, so yeah it is.
   26. Eric J can SABER all he wants to Posted: June 05, 2010 at 01:44 AM (#3550879)
Halladay and Holliday.

Mildly amusing tidbit - if you do a search on B-R starting with "the", it will send you to the most commonly-accessed page that falls under that search term (for instance, "the man" gives you Mickey Mantle). Searching for "the Holliday" gives you Roy Halladay's page.
   27. MNB Posted: June 05, 2010 at 12:52 PM (#3551010)
I've already seen a lot of Strasberg and Strasborg and Strausburg.

Then there's always the fun Zimmerman vs. Zimmermann.
   28. I Left Tim Raines Down In Africa Posted: June 07, 2010 at 02:18 PM (#3552180)
When trying to figure out whether a Pirates fan knows what he's talking about or not, there are two tells that are worth their weight in gold: "McCutcheon" and "McClouth".


If I had a dollar for every Braves fan who STILL spells it "McClouth", I'd probably have enough dollars to buy something nice for myself.

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