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Offline PebbleBall

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Big Giancarlo Stanton
« Topic Start: March 01, 2012, 12:10:29 AM »
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Miami Marlins’ Mike Stanton now going by Giancarlo Stanton

BY DAVID J. NEAL
dneal@MiamiHerald.com

The nameplate above No. 27’s Marlins clubhouse locker looked like a prank about the Marlins’ brightest young outfielder. It read “Giancarlo Stanton.”

And, heaven knows, the Marlins have a short, strange history with malleable nomenclature (see: “Nuñez, Leo”).

This was no prank, but an official embracing of an official name. Giancarlo Cruz Michael Stanton is now “Giancarlo Stanton” on the Marlins roster and in your program this season.

Baseball aficionados have known Stanton at least by surname since 2010 as a power-hitting prospect. “Mike” Stanton continued to grow into his potential last season with 34 home runs and 87 RBI with a less starry lineup around him in the batting order than he will have this season.

Those who knew Stanton through elementary school knew him as “Giancarlo.” Or, however they could manage to say it.

“No one could pronounce it right,” Stanton told The Associated Press. “Everyone thought it was two words. Gene-carlo, Juan-carlo, Gionne-carlo. You have seven periods in school, so seven times a day: ‘No, that’s not the name.’ ”

Making “Mike” the preferred first name “was just easier,” he told the AP. “If you can’t pronounce that, then there’s something wrong with you.”


http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/02/29/2668487/miami-marlins-mike-stanton-now.html

Offline Coladar

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Re: Big Giancarlo Stanton
« Reply #1: March 01, 2012, 01:07:39 AM »
Okay, the article got me interested without giving a freaking answer that drives me up a wall. So if its not two words, how the hell can you pronounce it? No matter what, no matter how you pronounce it, Carlo is going to come out separate from Gian no matter how I figure it. Jesus what a stupid ass article bringing that up and, oh, by the way, never saying how to actually pronounce it. Moron writer.

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Re: Big Giancarlo Stanton
« Reply #3: March 01, 2012, 06:46:27 AM »
MDS Is now a Giancarlo fanboy

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Re: Big Giancarlo Stanton
« Reply #4: March 01, 2012, 07:49:31 AM »
Call him whatever you want, dude is going to be an perennial MVPer by the time he's 25.

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Re: Big Giancarlo Stanton
« Reply #5: March 01, 2012, 08:00:47 AM »
I actually thought he would be starting this year

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Re: Big Giancarlo Stanton
« Reply #6: March 01, 2012, 08:00:55 AM »
Cool, I'll call him MikeDeGiancarlo.

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Re: Big Giancarlo Stanton
« Reply #7: March 01, 2012, 08:07:59 AM »
I actually thought he would be starting this year

Huh?

Cool, I'll call him MikeDeGiancarlo.

I'm telling you - I haven't been this excited about a player since Ken Griffey Jr. started going yard back in 1990.  Dude is going to be a total beast.

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Re: Big Giancarlo Stanton
« Reply #8: March 01, 2012, 08:09:11 AM »
MDS...

Mike (?) Stanton?

Somebody quick, what is Stanton's middle name? :P

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Re: Big Giancarlo Stanton
« Reply #9: March 01, 2012, 08:24:54 AM »
Cruz-Michael

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Re: Big Giancarlo Stanton
« Reply #10: March 01, 2012, 08:34:08 AM »
MDS...

Mike (?) Stanton?

Somebody quick, what is Stanton's middle name? :P

De

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Re: Big Giancarlo Stanton
« Reply #11: March 01, 2012, 08:59:40 AM »
Huh?

I meant he would be an MVP candidate this year.  Sorry for my grammar

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« Reply #12: March 01, 2012, 09:02:39 AM »
I meant he would be an MVP candidate this year.  Sorry for my grammar

It's all good, I was just confused.  Yeah, he should get some MVP votes this year if he puts up better numbers than he did last season.

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Re: Big Giancarlo Stanton
« Reply #13: March 01, 2012, 09:04:30 AM »
My 7th grade science class had a table with Jon, John, Gian, and Don.

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Re: Big Giancarlo Stanton
« Reply #14: March 01, 2012, 12:45:42 PM »
:hang: :bang:

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« Reply #15: March 01, 2012, 12:57:39 PM »
:hang: :bang:

Oh come on Hammonds.  My favorite, to borrow a phrase from you, young studs in order of importance:

Giancarlo "Mike" Stanton
Stephen Strasburg
Gary Brown
Danny Espinosa
Michael Pineda
Starlin Castro
Drew Storen

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Re: Big Giancarlo Stanton
« Reply #16: March 01, 2012, 08:09:57 PM »
I also heard he changed his twitter handle too.  I called into MLB ON XM when they were dicussing it.

I wish I could have gotten on the air.  My comment is:

Your REAL NAME is what your mother calls you when you're in trouble!  FIRST (Formal) MIDDLE LAST!

Offline Lintyfresh85

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« Reply #17: March 01, 2012, 08:15:51 PM »
Yep, when mom broke out my first-middle-last name, I knew I was in trouble lol.

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« Reply #18: March 01, 2012, 08:20:40 PM »
When I asked Mike Morse what name he likes best, Michael, Mike or Mikey?

He told me his mother calls him MICHAEL when he's in trouble!  Therefore,  Im calling him Mike from now on!

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Re: Big Giancarlo Stanton
« Reply #19: March 01, 2012, 08:27:38 PM »
Yep, when mom broke out my first-middle-last name, I knew I was in trouble lol.

Mine was usually "First-Middle!  Get down here.  NOW!  Don't let me get to three!  One!  Two!"

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Re: Big Giancarlo Stanton
« Reply #20: March 01, 2012, 09:00:21 PM »
All it ever took for me was my first name in the right tone of voice.

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« Reply #21: March 01, 2012, 09:23:49 PM »
Must have been nice to have someone at home...

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Re: Big Giancarlo Stanton
« Reply #22: March 01, 2012, 09:42:18 PM »
Mine was usually "First-Middle!  Get down here.  NOW!  Don't let me get to three!  One!  Two!"

Yeah, my Mom did the 3 count too!

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Re: Big Giancarlo Stanton
« Reply #23: March 01, 2012, 09:48:01 PM »
Anyone ever let it get to three?

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« Reply #24: March 01, 2012, 09:53:09 PM »
Anyone ever let it get to three?


One time I got brazen and did.  My mom made my dad spank me.  I went into my room bawling


my daddy beat me. 

*sniff* my *sniff* daddy *sniff* beaaat meeeeee.


I found out later, as an adult, that he then went to my mom saying "YOU do the punishment from now on, you can't make me do that again!" and that really was the only time he ever did.  My mom on the other hand, she had no qualms :lol: