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WhiteSoxFan84
03-08-2009, 04:16 PM
I turned on the White Sox/Dodgers game on MLB.tv just a few minutes ago (which you can all catch for FREE) and as they were going through the White Sox lineup they said that Alexei Ramirez now wants his first name pronounced "Alize" (as in the drink). It is still spelled Alexei, but pronounced differently.

Hmmm....


EDIT: I have NO IDEA where I got "Alezea" from lol.

Rdy2PlayBall
03-08-2009, 04:19 PM
It's spelled Alexi now? :tongue:

WhiteSoxFan84
03-08-2009, 04:21 PM
It's spelled Alexi now? :tongue:

Fixed it before you said anything. Hah! :D:

sox1970
03-08-2009, 04:26 PM
I still thinks it's pronounced Alec-say.

NardiWasHere
03-08-2009, 04:26 PM
Wait....

What?

Rdy2PlayBall
03-08-2009, 04:27 PM
Fixed it before you said anything. Hah! :D:Lucky my keyboard wasn't working, or I would have got ya. :wink:

DirtySox
03-08-2009, 04:32 PM
No idea how it is supposed to be pronounced. The first thing I thought of when he said it was the Cognac. :scratch:

WhiteSoxFan84
03-08-2009, 04:52 PM
Wait....

What?

I will not answer any of your questions until you tell me who that is in your sig! :redneck

CashMan
03-08-2009, 04:53 PM
You know I don't speak Spanish!

sox1970
03-08-2009, 04:59 PM
Listen to this guy. Tell me what you hear...

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Rdy2PlayBall
03-08-2009, 05:05 PM
Listen to this guy. Tell me what you hear...

o81usn3BtKAIt's still Alexei, just more like Alexea. It's doesn't sound like what your MLB.tv announcer is saying. Alezea doesn't sound right.

munchman33
03-08-2009, 05:13 PM
Listen to this guy. Tell me what you hear...

o81usn3BtKA

Sounds like ah-leek-say

WhiteSoxFan84
03-08-2009, 05:17 PM
Sounds like ah-leek-say

It also sounded like they said something to the extent of, "Derrick Rose will be one of the best PGs in the NBA very, very soon." :redneck

soltrain21
03-08-2009, 05:22 PM
It also sounded like they said something to the extent of, "Derrick Rose will be one of the best PGs in the NBA very, very soon." :redneck

Oh for the love of crow.

NardiWasHere
03-08-2009, 05:35 PM
I will not answer any of your questions until you tell me who that is in your sig! :redneck

It's Ms USA at the celeb softball game from allstar weekend...

WhiteSoxFan84
03-08-2009, 05:43 PM
It's Ms USA at the celeb softball game from allstar weekend...

Ok, now I will answer your question lol. Alexei wants people to start pronouncing his name "Alize", like the alcohol. Spelled the same, pronounced differently.

DirtySox
03-08-2009, 06:05 PM
I think it's Alec-say.

BleacherBandit
03-08-2009, 06:11 PM
Alecey?

tstrike2000
03-08-2009, 07:18 PM
Damn it! Now everyone here won't know how to spell or pronounce his name.

WhiteSoxFan84
03-08-2009, 08:19 PM
Damn it! Now everyone here won't know how to spell or pronounce his name.

I think I can do both lol.
For those who struggle with the spelling, this make work for you, Alex-E.I. and you can remember the E.I. by thinking of E.T. since some people say he looks like an alien... An awesome hitting alien!

And when it comes to the pronunciation, Alize, the Cognac.

CWSpalehoseCWS
03-08-2009, 10:17 PM
So did he actually say this? :scratch:

Noneck
03-08-2009, 10:30 PM
I remember a golden domer changing the pronunciation of his last name to coincide with a collegiate award also.

Maybe Ramirez is promoting something also.

SoxyStu
03-08-2009, 10:47 PM
Strange. All this goofyness, I will probably have to start calling him Alice.

StillMissOzzie
03-09-2009, 12:13 AM
I remember a golden domer changing the pronunciation of his last name to coincide with a collegiate award also.

Maybe Ramirez is promoting something also.

Tony DorSETT?

SMO
:D:

everafan
03-09-2009, 09:30 AM
Strange. All this goofyness, I will probably have to start calling him Alice.

Maybe he wants to be called Alice so that Diane, I mean Dayan, feels more comfortable.

MisterB
03-09-2009, 11:03 AM
Wait...our Cuban shortstop is now a French pop singer? :?:

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VeeckAsInWreck
03-09-2009, 01:24 PM
Wait...our Cuban shortstop is now a French pop singer? :?:

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I would not mind if she showed up to The Cell and had a seat right next to me.

bunty_doghunter
03-10-2009, 04:12 AM
It's SPELLED Alexei Ramirez, but it's pronounced Throat-warbler Mangrove.

Moses_Scurry
03-10-2009, 10:11 AM
I'll just call him 2009 AL MVP and be done with it. :bandance:

Sox83Kid
03-10-2009, 11:39 AM
I'll just call him 2009 AL MVP and be done with it. :bandance:

Yay-men! I second that!:bandance::bandance:

mantis1212
03-14-2009, 04:21 PM
Watching the game against the Rangers today, Hawk pronounced his name "A-lez-ee" or something similar. Weird

ShoelessJoeS
03-14-2009, 04:24 PM
Yea I don't know if Hawk is saying it right, but it sounded like Al-a-say.

Johnny Mostil
03-14-2009, 04:30 PM
It's Ms USA at the celeb softball game from allstar weekend...

Thanks for the answer. I've been wondering about that picture for some time.:redface:

The announcer in the video sounded like he was emphasizing the third syllable in Ramirez's first name, while Hawk today sounded like he was emphasizing the first syllable. Without an accent, shouldn't the second syllable be emphasized? (It's been a while since I studied Spanish . . .)

UChicagoHP
03-14-2009, 04:54 PM
Yea I don't know if Hawk is saying it right, but it sounded like Al-a-say.

It's gonna take a while to get used to, but if that is what Alexei wants, so be it!

guillen4life13
03-14-2009, 04:59 PM
Thanks for the answer. I've been wondering about that picture for some time.:redface:

The announcer in the video sounded like he was emphasizing the third syllable in Ramirez's first name, while Hawk today sounded like he was emphasizing the first syllable. Without an accent, shouldn't the second syllable be emphasized? (It's been a while since I studied Spanish . . .)

And Cuban Spanish follows its own rules of pronunciation. Follow the third syllable. It's not like Hawk's ever shown a good track record as far as pronouncing Latino names.

The way I would pronounce it is with the X having a sound that's in between a z, j, and sh sound. Like the Portuguese sound for a J.

Johnny Mostil
03-14-2009, 05:08 PM
And Cuban Spanish follows its own rules of pronunciation. Follow the third syllable. It's not like Hawk's ever shown a good track record as far as pronouncing Latino names.

The way I would pronounce it is with the X having a sound that's in between a z, j, and sh sound. Like the Portuguese sound for a J.

Ah, that makes sense--both about Cuban Spanish and not paying attention to Hawk about Spanish pronunciation. Thanks.