August 7, 2011

Tom Hamilton can get mighty excited

The Cleveland Indians made a baseball trade involving a Japanese outfielder named Kosuke Fukudome coming to the Indians from the Chicago Cubs. Here is an email from a fan to baseball writer Paul Hoynes concerning the trade.

Hey, Hoynsie: I think the Indians trading for Cubs outfielder Kosuke Fukudome was a good deal. The way I look at it, it's a clear win since the Tribe gets a capable outfielder for two mid-level prospects. But the question is, how long do you think it will take for Tom Hamilton to get really excited, mispronounce Mr. Fukudome's name and get banned for life by the FCC? -- Ralph Steele Jr., Norfolk, Va.

Hey, Ralph: Now that's funny. A dangerous name to be sure if you're a baseball announcer.

-- Hoynsie

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