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BCubb2003
05-03-2007, 01:14 AM
There's a new all-time leader:

Jarrod Saltalamacchia

From the AP:

Atlanta called up top prospect Jarrod Saltalamacchia from Double-A and put him right in the lineup for his major league debut. As soon as the game became official, ``Salty'' claimed the distinction of having the longest last name in baseball history — 14 letters, for those counting.

macro
05-03-2007, 01:42 AM
Can you imagine if this guy had played for the Reds in their pullover jersey days, when the letters on the backs were HUGE?

ramp101
05-03-2007, 01:53 AM
stud.

oneupper
05-03-2007, 07:21 AM
Where have you gone Billy Grabarkowitz?

redsmetz
05-03-2007, 08:20 AM
Do they start and end his name on the front of the uniform?

paintmered
05-03-2007, 08:33 AM
Pffft...that's nothing.

I'm working with someone named Lakshminarayanan right now. And that's just his first name.

KronoRed
05-03-2007, 09:37 AM
What do you call him? L? :D

Chip R
05-03-2007, 10:16 AM
"We're gonna be getting rid of these people here... First, Mr. Samir Naga... Naga... Naga... Not gonna work here anymore, anyway."

Rex Argos
05-03-2007, 10:22 AM
He also has his own action figure!

http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c150/tarheelfan44/Salty/130_3050.jpg

registerthis
05-03-2007, 10:46 AM
Pffft...that's nothing.

I'm working with someone named Lakshminarayanan right now. And that's just his first name.

Honest-to-God true tale:

I once worked for a law firm that did immigration law, and we had a client whose name was (get ready) Yogish Bevinahallyshivapasappa.

Swear to God.

The story behind it was, his middle name was "Bevinahally" and his last name was "Shivapasappa". However, an INS processing error resulted in the combining of his two names on his passport and official entry papers. The process of getting the name corrected was so arduous that Yogish simply decided to keep the name as it was and give himself a conversation topic at the bar.

It was hell anytime we had to send a letter to him though, let me tell you.

macro
05-03-2007, 12:52 PM
Can you imagine if this guy had played for the Reds in their pullover jersey days, when the letters on the backs were HUGE?

By the way, this photo illustrates what I'm talking about...

http://www.cincinnati.com/reds/goodbyecinergy/img/worldseries_redsB.jpg

Check out Concepcion's name, and it has only ten letters. This guy's name has fourteen! It would not have fit!

I always loved this picture, because it showed that familiar batting order. The only problem was that Geronimo was cut out. :(

paintmered
05-03-2007, 12:53 PM
Yogish Bevinahallyshivapasappa.


Wow. Yeah, you win. :)

remdog
05-03-2007, 12:58 PM
By the way, this photo illustrates what I'm talking about...

http://www.cincinnati.com/reds/goodbyecinergy/img/worldseries_redsB.jpg

Check out Concepcion's name, and it has only ten letters. This guy's name has fourteen! It would not have fit!:(

Sure it would. It's just that it would start on his left cheek and end on his right cheek. :laugh:

Rem

Rex Argos
05-03-2007, 01:04 PM
http://www.cincinnati.com/reds/goodbyecinergy/img/worldseries_redsB.jpg

Channelling "The Sixth Sense"--I see stirrups!

savafan
05-03-2007, 01:15 PM
http://www.cincinnati.com/reds/goodbyecinergy/img/worldseries_redsB.jpg

Channelling "The Sixth Sense"--I see stirrups!

Man, I miss seeing stirrups on baseball players. I don't know why, but growing up, it always seemed proper. Now it's like they wear pajama pants on the field.

BCubb2003
05-03-2007, 01:44 PM
I'm an old-school guy about most baseball things, but I was glad to see the stirrups go. To me, they made about as much sense as neckties.

KronoRed
05-03-2007, 02:07 PM
Morgan sure is a short guy, and Foster 6th? Come on Sparky!!

;)

BCubb2003
05-03-2007, 02:53 PM
Morgan sure is a short guy, and Foster 6th? Come on Sparky!!

;)

"If a team is in a positive frame of mind, it will have a good attitude. If it has a good attitude, it will make a commitment to playing the game right. If it plays the game right, it will win—unless, of course, it doesn't have enough talent to win, and no manager can make goose-liver pate out of goose feathers, so why worry?"

-- Sparky Anderson