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

"El Can" (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 06-03-2014, 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 06-04-2014, 12:31 AM
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Should be El Oso-
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"When I heard the National Anthem it hit me," Jose Abreu said through White Sox spokesperson Lou Hernandez. "I love the Anthem. When I learn English Im going to sing it."
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Old 06-04-2014, 01:06 AM
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The Pirates' announcer's home run call is, "Clear the deck! Cannonball Comin'!"

Abreu's homers do look like they were shot from a cannon.

FYI - can means both cannon and canyon (same spelling) so maybe it's a double meaning that Jose has Grand Canyon power with artillery explosiveness.
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Old 06-04-2014, 01:19 AM
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I've been telling my friends he's a cyborg and the White Sox are probably gonna get in trouble when MLB finds out. Like those old ESPN commercials about Pujols being known as "the machine"...
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Old 06-04-2014, 08:05 AM
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Hilariously, this is Hawk's second attempt at calling a slugger "Grand Canyon" or "Canyon." He tried it for the first couple of years with Dunn.
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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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