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HartmanSox
05-15-2006, 09:51 PM
ESPN does this CONSISTANTLY and it's so annoying. I can understand once, but damn do your homework before going on air!

chisoxfanatic
05-15-2006, 09:59 PM
ESPN does this CONSISTANTLY and it's so annoying. I can understand once, but damn do your homework before going on air!

I personally feel they're thinking of So Taguchi whenever they talk about Tadahito Iguchi. Just my impression.

ondafarm
05-15-2006, 10:02 PM
Welcome to my world!

Chips
05-15-2006, 10:14 PM
I guess not having cable has some advantages, such as the above, but what the hell is so hard about saying Iguchi?

TheDarkGundam
05-15-2006, 10:26 PM
I think they say it to be cool. Like it's a nickname or something.
In fact, I'm thinking about making an ESPN drinking game. Everytime they pronounce a player's name wrong, or mention Barry Bonds, you drink.

RichFitztightly
05-15-2006, 10:32 PM
I think they say it to be cool. Like it's a nickname or something.
In fact, I'm thinking about making an ESPN drinking game. Everytime they pronounce a player's name wrong, or mention Barry Bonds, you drink.

I might die.

monkeypants
05-15-2006, 10:35 PM
It's just as bad as when Singleton refered to him in Spring Training as Tahoochie Guchi.
Singleton wasn't joking or making fun when he said it.
Singleton is that bad.

Chips
05-15-2006, 10:54 PM
It's just as bad as when Singleton refered to him in Spring Training as Tahoochie Guchi.
Singleton wasn't joking or making fun when he said it.
Singleton is that bad.

I didn't listen to much Spring Training. Singleton sucks ass, but are you serious?

The Dude
05-15-2006, 10:59 PM
I didn't listen to much Spring Training. Singleton sucks ass, but are you serious?

I recall you not giving a **** when Rooney was reported to not coming back last season. I suppose it's a case of- to quote the great 80s band Cinderella -"Dont know what ya got, till its gone"

rocky biddle
05-15-2006, 11:03 PM
When Tadahito first came to the Sox last year my mom thought his name was Takamoto Hibachi, so that's what I usually call him. I also led a failed campaign to give him the nickname Tank. Sometimes I call him that as well.

Chips
05-15-2006, 11:10 PM
I recall you not giving a **** when Rooney was reported to not coming back last season. I suppose it's a case of- to quote the great 80s band Cinderella -"Dont know what ya got, till its gone"

You are correct, I didn't think Farmer would suck this much at play by play and I had no idea that Singleton would be the new guy and that he would a total idiot.

monkeypants
05-15-2006, 11:52 PM
I didn't listen to much Spring Training. Singleton sucks ass, but are you serious?

Unfortunately I am serious. I like the guy as a person but he's lacking as a broadcaster. The good news is that he has improved since Spring Training. The bad news is that he couldn't have gotten much worse.

KRS1
05-15-2006, 11:57 PM
Another terrible version of his name as called by numerous announcers(I have to put up with it on Extra Innings) is Tadaguchi or ToddIguchi, one combined name.

I suppose its better than Tadahootie though.:tongue:

ondafarm
05-16-2006, 12:00 AM
When Tadahito first came to the Sox last year my mom thought his name was Takamoto Hibachi, so that's what I usually call him. I also led a failed campaign to give him the nickname Tank. Sometimes I call him that as well.

Can we not get started on his nickname?

Note to those counting: That's 3,001.

Jerko
05-16-2006, 09:06 AM
Goofy Harold Reynolds called him Taguchi last night when he was "breaking down" the triple play. I think I'd rather him just be called something entirely wrong (i.e., Tadahootie) than be mistaken for a completely different person (So Taguchi, who IMO, is horrible). Maybe Chris Berman should call Harold Reynolds "Bert" a few times so he get's it thru his head. :rolleyes:

PorkChopExpress
05-16-2006, 09:12 AM
I have a nephew who is now three years old, with a speech problem. He wasn't talking at all until he was almost three, and still struggles, but when you ask him who his favorite baseball player is, he says "Tada-HITO". Figures, though, since he is already intellectually superior to most ESPN announcers.

batmanZoSo
05-16-2006, 09:24 AM
It's really irritating when people constantly mispronounce names. You know it's not that hard, just...read the name, sound it out. What's so hard about saying Iguchi? It's amazing how they butcher his name...

sox420fan
05-16-2006, 09:25 AM
Way down yonder on the tadagoochie...it gets hotter than a hotchie coochie.:D:

TaquitoElGoocho
05-16-2006, 09:36 AM
It's apalling what they've done to his name. :redneck

Iwritecode
05-16-2006, 09:38 AM
It's really irritating when people constantly mispronounce names. You know it's not that hard, just...read the name, sound it out. What's so hard about saying Iguchi? It's amazing how they butcher his name...


http://www.purple-twinkie.com/images/office-space/b_samir1.gif
No one in this country can ever pronounce my name right. It's not that hard: Samir Na-gheen-an-a-jar. Nagheenanajar.

batmanZoSo
05-16-2006, 09:39 AM
It's apalling what they've done to his name. :redneck
I recant my statements in the event that anyone wish to pronounce it like that ^ :D:

I've actually adopted that nickname for him, it just cracks me up for some reason. Nice.

viagracat
05-16-2006, 12:18 PM
I think they say it to be cool. Like it's a nickname or something.
In fact, I'm thinking about making an ESPN drinking game. Everytime they pronounce a player's name wrong, or mention Barry Bonds, you drink.

Add a mention of the Red Sox or Yankees and you won't get past the fourth inning. Ever.

Berkules
05-16-2006, 12:21 PM
Way down yonder on the tadagoochie...it gets hotter than a hotchie coochie.:D:
...never knew how much that world series meant to me...
BARTENDER! Jobu needs a refill!!

SOXintheBURGH
05-16-2006, 12:50 PM
http://www.purple-twinkie.com/images/office-space/b_samir1.gif
No one in this country can ever pronounce my name right. It's not that hard: Samir Na-gheen-an-a-jar. Nagheenanajar.

Samir Nayneen? Nuhn? Not gonna be working here anymore anyways.

slobes
05-16-2006, 12:55 PM
I have a nephew who is now three years old, with a speech problem. He wasn't talking at all until he was almost three, and still struggles, but when you ask him who his favorite baseball player is, he says "Tada-HITO". Figures, though, since he is already intellectually superior to most ESPN announcers.

On a simliar note, my 5 year old sister is perfectly able of starting a "TAdaHIto" chant whenever he steps up to the plate.

I've trained her well.

jenn2080
05-16-2006, 12:58 PM
OH WOW YA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I was bitching about that on Sunday. Morons

thegooch
05-16-2006, 01:15 PM
Can we not get started on his nickname?

Note to those counting: That's 3,001.


He was, is, and forever will be the one and only: GOOCH!

Whatchu talking about Willis?

JohnBasedowYoda
05-16-2006, 01:24 PM
I am. He's one of my favorite players and he should be treated with respect. Iguchi, Tadahito, Tadahito Iguchi, or Tadahito-san are all acceptable

jenmcm76
05-17-2006, 06:19 PM
Ever since the playoffs, the one that gets me is "Ooh-REE-bay", with the first syllable rhyming with "Pooh". It's not THAT much different than "yur-E-bay", but just enough to get under my skin. Also, when they misprounce Guillen as gee-EN instead of GEE-en. The first would only be correct if there was an accent over the e. Again, not a big deal, but jeez, you're professional broadcasters, get it right....

(I bet if we were closer to the East Coast they'd know how to pronounce all the names by now...)