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Old 06-03-2014, 11:29 PM
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Default Hawk's new nickname for Abreu

"El Cañón" (pronounced el cahn-YOHN), Spanish for "the Cannon."

Seems muy apropriado to me. Me gusta.
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Old 06-03-2014, 11:39 PM
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Extremely stupid considering cannon in baseball has always meant arm strength.
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Old 06-03-2014, 11:41 PM
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Maybe The Cuban Monster will stick to Abreu better than it did to Viciedo.
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Old 06-03-2014, 11:42 PM
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Extremely stupid considering cannon in baseball has always meant arm strength.
I concur.
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Old 06-04-2014, 03:11 PM
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Extremely stupid considering cannon in baseball has always meant arm strength.
Agreed.
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Old 06-03-2014, 11:44 PM
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Canyon, not cannon. Hawk is saying El Canon as in Jose has Grand Canyon power.

http://www.spanishdict.com/translate/canyon
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Old 06-03-2014, 11:46 PM
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Canyon, not cannon. Hawk is saying El Canon as in Jose has Grand Canyon power.

http://www.spanishdict.com/translate/canyon

Are you yanking the chain or are you sure about this?
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Old 06-03-2014, 11:53 PM
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Are you yanking the chain or are you sure about this?
He has mentioned numerous times this year that Jose has "Grand Canyon power", so I'm positive that is what he means.

Personally I prefer his Cuban League nickname of El Oso (The Bear.)
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Old 06-04-2014, 12:01 AM
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He has mentioned numerous times this year that Jose has "Grand Canyon power", so I'm positive that is what he means.

Personally I prefer his Cuban League nickname of El Oso (The Bear.)
Im not crazy about grand canyon power but can live with it as long he explains this so people realize he is not saying cannon.


I like El Oso also and I bet the players are using that and will continue.

Harrelson never uses a nickname unless he coins it.
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Old 06-04-2014, 12:18 AM
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I'm partial to Big Bertha myself.
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Old 06-10-2014, 09:53 AM
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He has mentioned numerous times this year that Jose has "Grand Canyon power", so I'm positive that is what he means.

Personally I prefer his Cuban League nickname of El Oso (The Bear.)
Hawk clarified his Abreu nickname last night. He definitely means "The Cannon." He explained that the nickname came to him during ST because the ball came off Abreu's bat like a "cannon."

He's trying way too hard with this nickname. I don't care that much, but the The Bear is about 1000x better - and more organic - than The Cannon.

And whoever said that it'd be cool hearing a packed Cell chanting "Oso" was spot-on...
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Old 06-10-2014, 10:21 AM
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Hawk clarified his Abreu nickname last night. He definitely means "The Cannon." He explained that the nickname came to him during ST because the ball came off Abreu's bat like a "cannon."

He's trying way too hard with this nickname. I don't care that much, but the The Bear is about 1000x better - and more organic - than The Cannon.

And whoever said that it'd be cool hearing a packed Cell chanting "Oso" was spot-on...
I agree- he kind of moves like a bear- I could hear a few people yelling "c'mon Oso" during the game last night- and you could do all kinds of marketing stuff with "El Oso" vs. "The Cannon"- which is lame and Hawk is trying way too hard to get into the mainstream-
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Old 06-10-2014, 10:26 AM
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Hawk clarified his Abreu nickname last night. He definitely means "The Cannon." He explained that the nickname came to him during ST because the ball came off Abreu's bat like a "cannon."

He's trying way too hard with this nickname. I don't care that much, but the The Bear is about 1000x better - and more organic - than The Cannon.

And whoever said that it'd be cool hearing a packed Cell chanting "Oso" was spot-on...
Yeah, I heard him say it in plain English last night - cannon. Struck me as odd, because the first four weeks of the season he kept saying Jose has Grand Canyon power; even saying Grand Cañon quite a few times.
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Old 06-04-2014, 09:03 AM
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Hawk so badly wanted to give the Grand Canyon nickname to Dunn in 2011 -- on the rare occasions Dunn did something good, offensively, that is.

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Canyon, not cannon. Hawk is saying El Canon as in Jose has Grand Canyon power.

http://www.spanishdict.com/translate/canyon
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Old 06-04-2014, 09:35 AM
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Definitely refers to the Grand Canyon.
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