Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Fuk-u-do-me

Baseball season has begun and one of the early stories this week is the debut of the Chicago Cubs' new right fielder, Kosuke Fukudome (Fu-ku-dough-may). He was a stud in Japan and it looks me might be one here in the United States too. On opening day he had 3 hits, including a 3-run home run in the bottom of the 9th to tie the game. God I wish Harry Carey was alive to butcher this dude's name.

11 comments:

Elizabeth said...

That is SO unfortunate.

Leucantha` said...

I had a Korean manager whose last name was pronounced suck one time.
That is so much worse in translation. Are you a cubbies fan? I married one.

Malathionman said...

Nora-
No way, Angels baby!

Your husband may think this is cool. When I was a teenager, Rick Sutcliff lived across the street from me when he was a rookie for the Dodgers. Very funny guy. Took me to a couple of games and I got to sit in the family section.

Steph said...

Uh, Malathion? How can you not be a stud with a name like that? I mean, that name screams stud!

Natalie said...

Makes you kinda wonder what the team has nicknamed him, eh?
Poor guy prolly walks around thinking it's an endearment.

hahahahahahaha!

Natalie said...

Oh, yeah, and I forgot...
One of my favorite Chinese food places sounds like: "Me Hung Low."

Um... not me... maybe you.. dunno... but it was funny to say anytime we went to dinner.

Brad said...

Mr. M
I housed a Japanese guest once - a huge baseball fan!

He was such a mild mannered character - That is until I had him translate his name for me - Katusme Sakine (Cat -SUE -may Sah-KEE- nay), Boy who kills snake...
I couldn't turn my back on him after that...

Thanks
bg

Mocha said...

You should never have explained the title and just left it alone. To see how many "Ok. I will" comments.

Dork.

Malathionman said...

Kelly-I think I'll try that on MySpace.

Patty O said...

He's on my fantasy baseball team!

Boston fans had an edge on this guy cuz we learned how to pronounce Japanese baseball players' names with Daisuke Matsuzaka.

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