Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Alternate-Dimension Dodgers: 2007 Preview

Much has been made, on both Sons of Steve Garvey and Dodger Thoughts blogs and message boards, about the potential interchangeability of the letters K and G in the pronunciation (or Romanization) of Dodger pitcher Hong-Chih Kuo's last name.

The Dodgers website (and one can assume 2007 uniform names) indicate his last name is spelled “Kuo.” However, one holdout contributor continues to pepper his postings with the alternate spelling “Guo.”

As a public service, here’s a glimpse of the alternate-dimension Dodger Stadium, taken from the future (next season). Don't ask how we got it here at SoSG. Just be thangful.

13 comments:

Alex Cora said...

Kuo's got a shutout? Nice...

Steve Sax said...

Guo's got one, too.

Xeifrank said...

haha, very funny. I like your creativity and sense of humor! If the Dodger announcers and MSM pronounce his name with the correct "G" sound instead of the incorrect "K" sound, then I will drop my grassroots G-UO campaign. Kind of a bummer that Ethier is batting 8th! :)
vr, Xei

Anonymous said...

How does Martin have a higher batting average than OBP?

Steve Sax said...

Anonymous--good catch. Edited and re-posted with new picture.

You can never trust these Earth-2 photographers (even after Infinite Crisis).

Steve Sax said...

Hey, just wanted to do a quick shoutout to xeifrank to say we appreciate his sense of humor amidst all this banter (both here and at DT).

Agreed that everyone should at least get the courtesy of having their names pronounced correctly. No matter how you spell it, we can say it the correct way. Fair point.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, that was me, thanks.
(Or was it?)

Jon said...

How does Martin have a higher batting average than OBP?

He could have had a lot of sacrifice flies and no walks.

Robert said...

My favorite part is all the "G" strigueouts on the CPG Meter. That would make it the California Pizza Guitchen, however. Perhaps they could change it to the California Pizza Galley during Guo homegames.

Steve Sax said...

I am a hack. Microsoft Paint sucgs.

Orel said...

That Photoshop is pretty damned impressive. Skewed angle lettering and everything.

Lasorda said...

Sax, was Earth 2 the one with Jay Garrick as the Flash?

Steve Sax said...

Yes, that's it.

I hate DC continuity. And Infinite Crisis didn't help any.