August 19, 2012

What's in a name: Hunter Pence and Joaquin Andujar aka Underpants and Underwear

A few years ago, Mark Loretta and Hunter Pence were teammates on the Houston Astros. Loretta is now a San Diego Padres' vice president and Pence the starting right fielder for the San Francisco Giants.

Today, Loretta was filling in as a commentator on the Padres' telecast and recalled that his then four-year old son could not pronounce Hunter Pence's name. According to the former infielder, his son Frankie referred to him as "Underpants".

Do you remember former pitcher Joaquin Andujar? His name is not easy to spell, much less pronounce. Your blogger recalls that a few people called him "Walking Underwear".

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