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What should Rendon's nickname be?

The Grin: no need for explanation
7 (11.7%)
El Martillo:  Spanish for "The Hammer;" earned by the comparison of his wrists and swing to Aaron's
5 (8.3%)
Tony "Two bags":  in honor of his doubles, not his once and maybe future position. sounds vaguely mobbish.
29 (48.3%)
The Hitman:  also has mob overtones
19 (31.7%)

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Offline sportsfan882

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Re: Enter the Rendon - Grin for the Win
« Reply #100: June 12, 2013, 09:11:43 AM »
Davey said Rendon doesn't appear to be overly powerful. wtf does that mean :?

Offline madj55

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Re: Enter the Rendon - Grin for the Win
« Reply #101: June 12, 2013, 09:17:36 AM »
Espinosa was overly powerful at being terrible, and that's what Davey likes.

Offline Displaced Bucco

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Re: Enter the Rendon - Grin for the Win
« Reply #102: June 12, 2013, 09:24:52 AM »
This whole thread was started by Espi in the hopes of getting his job back by bashing the sunshine kid.

Offline welch

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Re: Enter the Rendon - Grin for the Win
« Reply #103: June 12, 2013, 10:01:51 AM »
Davey said Rendon doesn't appear to be overly powerful. wtf does that mean :?

My interpretation: Rendon doesn't look strong, but he hits the ball perfectly. I happened to look up some of the home run hitters from when I was a kid. Yes, there was Ted Kluzewski, and Harmon Killebrew was so strong that any ball that hit him landed with a dent. Willie Mays, though, was about 180 pounds. Aaron was about the same.

I think Davey has said, since last year, that Rendon's swing reminds him of Aaron.

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Re: Enter the Rendon - Grin for the Win
« Reply #104: June 12, 2013, 10:36:48 AM »
I think Davey has said, since last year, that Rendon's swing reminds him of Aaron.

Which part?   The bat?    :)

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Re: Enter the Rendon - Grin for the Win
« Reply #105: June 12, 2013, 12:37:52 PM »
In other news, bloviated is a great word which needs to appear more frequently on WNFF.net.

Not only bloviated, but sobriquet as well.

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Re: Enter the Rendon - Grin for the Win
« Reply #106: June 12, 2013, 12:39:13 PM »
Not only bloviated, but sobriquet as well.

Getting my daily vocabulary in early today. Thanks.

Offline Minty Fresh

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Re: Enter the Rendon - Grin for the Win
« Reply #107: June 12, 2013, 12:41:15 PM »
Not only bloviated, but sobriquet as well.

My only question, really, is do you bloviate your sobriquet or is it vice-versa?

Offline Lintyfresh85

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Re: Enter the Rendon - Grin for the Win
« Reply #108: June 12, 2013, 12:44:25 PM »
You know what's not funny?

Rendon has only played 13 games and he already has the fourth highest WAR of all the hitters on the roster.  :(

Offline Minty Fresh

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Re: Enter the Rendon - Grin for the Win
« Reply #109: June 12, 2013, 12:47:53 PM »
You know what's not funny?

Rendon has only played 13 games and he already has the fourth highest WAR of all the hitters on the roster.  :(

Sort of sums up why we are where we are in the standings. 

However, if you're going to continue to stay on topic, might I suggest you get JCA in here to remove the bloviated discussion.  It's high time I got credit for starting another thread that I didn't start.   :stir:

Offline Baseball is Life

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Re: Enter the Rendon - Grin for the Win
« Reply #110: June 12, 2013, 12:53:54 PM »
can we stop talking about Rendon's skills and get back to his grin? thanks.

Offline GburgNatsFan

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Re: Enter the Rendon - Grin for the Win
« Reply #111: June 12, 2013, 01:22:47 PM »
:thumbs:
Sort of sums up why we are where we are in the standings. 

However, if you're going to continue to stay on topic, might I suggest you get JCA in here to remove the bloviated discussion.  It's high time I got credit for starting another thread that I didn't start.   :stir:

Offline JCA-CrystalCity

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Re: Enter the Rendon - Grin for the Win
« Reply #112: June 12, 2013, 01:43:59 PM »
been trying to do my real job.

I see some discussion of bloviating.  What, did Coladar post again?

Offline OldChelsea

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Re: Enter the Rendon - Grin for the Win
« Reply #113: June 12, 2013, 02:12:16 PM »
Anyone who comes into our line-up and at least looks like he's giving a proper effort can drink anything he wants.

...oh wait, the title is 'Enter the Rendon with His Grin'...I thought it was Gin...reflects, I guess, how some of us (including yours truly) are getting through this season....

Offline wpa2629

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Re: Enter the Rendon - Grin for the Win
« Reply #114: June 12, 2013, 07:50:22 PM »
Bloviating is pretty much the best word ever

Offline GburgNatsFan

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Re: Enter the Rendon - Grin for the Win
« Reply #115: June 12, 2013, 08:04:39 PM »
May I direct you to this? I'm pleased with it. I worked in a dig at the Orioles Hot Air team on the Mid Atlantic Sports Report.

http://www.wnff.net/index.php?topic=28999.0;msg=1248544

Bloviating is pretty much the best word ever

Offline Optics

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Re: Enter the Rendon - Grin for the Win
« Reply #116: June 13, 2013, 12:18:05 AM »
I love Rendon's swing. He just looks so effortless. Kid was born to swing a bat.

Offline Ray D

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Re: Enter the Rendon - Grin for the Win
« Reply #117: June 13, 2013, 11:52:04 AM »

I think Davey has said, since last year, that Rendon's swing reminds him of Aaron.

I really hope Davey didn't say that.

Offline OldChelsea

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Re: Enter the Rendon - Grin for the Win
« Reply #118: June 13, 2013, 11:55:24 AM »
I really hope Davey didn't say that.

Not sure about Johnson, but Rendon's college coach likened his wrists to Aaron's: http://articles.washingtonpost.com/2011-07-25/sports/35236401_1_draft-prospects-hand-eye-coordination-head-coach

Offline Smithian

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Re: Enter the Rendon - Grin for the Win
« Reply #119: June 13, 2013, 11:57:02 AM »
I really hope Davey didn't say that.
Why?

If he did, Davey Johnson was a player in this league and has managed since before some on this forum were born. He isn't going to blow smoke. He has a great baseball mind. It isn't like some no name Sally League manager said it.

Offline JCA-CrystalCity

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Re: Enter the Rendon - Grin for the Win
« Reply #120: June 13, 2013, 12:05:28 PM »
Also, wasn't Davey a teammate of Aaron back with the Barves?

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Re: Enter the Rendon - Grin for the Win
« Reply #121: June 13, 2013, 12:07:55 PM »
Also, wasn't Davey a teammate of Aaron back with the Barves?

Yes - toward the end of his career, from 1973-74.

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Re: Enter the Rendon - Grin for the Win
« Reply #122: June 16, 2013, 09:28:41 AM »
After his performance yesterday, now we are the ones grinning.

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Re: Enter the Rendon - Grin for the Win
« Reply #123: June 16, 2013, 09:49:13 AM »


In honor of Anthony Rendon's game-winning HR yesterday.  This is now his song.

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Re: Enter the Rendon - Grin for the Win
« Reply #124: June 16, 2013, 09:54:32 AM »
Our second baseman is OPSing over .800. watisthisidonteven