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    Question Bert Blyleven Mispronunciations

    What are some of your favorites?

    Buck "Sherwalter" (Buck Showalter)

    Brian "Mathis" (Brian Matusz)

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    Speediest Moderator All-Star snepp's Avatar
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    Sheecago is my favorite.
    "Maybe you could go grab a bat and ball… and learn something. Maybe you will get it."
    - Strib commenter educating the elitists on the value of RBI's

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    Episode is my favorite. As in: "We have to do this *episode* all over again."

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    Ben Zobrist always comes out "Zobrith."

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    He's been out of MLB for a while I think, but Bert always used to say "Ben Broushard" instead of "Ben Broussard".

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    Sheecago drives me nuts. And I don't ever have to hear him say birthday again.

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    I'd be happy if he would just stop reading the media guide word-for-word on every player.

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    Mixing Dutch with upper Midwest Scandinavian makes for some interesting pronunciations.
    Mastermind of the "Free Bert" sign.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 70charger View Post
    Ben Zobrist always comes out "Zobrith."
    Ahh thank you for this, I knew he had a gem WRT Zobrist but I couldn't remember how he said it.

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    Has everyone been enjoying Bert sniffing into the microphone every 30 seconds or so these last few games in the cold weather? Not irritating at all.

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    Some recent gems from Blert.

    R.J. Davis (Rajai Davis)

    Annabelle Sanchez (Anibal Sanchez)

    Kenley Jensen (Kenley Jansen)

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    While not technically a mispronunciation - I always get a chuckle when he calls Drew Butera "Sal Butera".

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    I don't even catch every televised game, but I've heard these gems so far this year:

    Sam Fuls
    Will Smith (when talking about Wil Myers)
    Desmond Jenkins
    Chris Corbello

    Bert has never been good, but he's just on autopilot now.

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    Pretty sure I've heard "Zobirth" as alternative to "Zobrith".

    Gotta love that Dick doesn't bother to try to correct him, probably not out of professional courtesy, but rather the realization looooong ago that it's an utterly lost cause...

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    I remember Scott Kazmir always sounded like he was talking about a sweater as in "Scott Cashmere."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarah View Post
    I remember Scott Kazmir always sounded like he was talking about a sweater as in "Scott Cashmere."
    Every. Single. Time.

    At least he's finally figured out Colabello. I don't how much more "Callabella" I could take.

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    "Mastroni" (but Dick's at fault with this one too.)
    "More-NO"
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    He's always said fourt, fift, and sixt before the word inning (which he pronounces 'enning') instead of fourth, fifth, and sixth. Missing the "th" there makes it a little interesting that he says Zobrith. Another interesting thing about Bert is he rarely uses possessive nouns. He always says "You see the strength of Justin Morneau" instead of "Morneau's strength" or "the speed of..." Many languages don't have possessive nouns, like Spanish, and I can be common or speakers of those languages to not use possessives when they speak English as a second language. I don't know about Dutch, but perhaps his parents spoke this way while he was growing up.
    Last edited by twinsfaninsaudi; 05-02-2014 at 10:48 PM.

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    Had several Buck Sherwalter references this weekend and also a Rickey Nolesco.

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    His pronunciation of the "F word" is spot on, though.
    He's a No Limit Dozier, I thought I told ya!

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