Thursday, June 11, 2009

Pacquiao Punching His Way Through NL West

Tim Lincecum and Manny Pacquiao from when Pacquiao threw out the first pitch at AT&T Park earlier this season.

From a Dodgers' press release:

The Los Angeles Dodgers will welcome the world's leading boxer Manny Pacquiao on June 17 when the Filipino icon will throw out the ceremonial first pitch prior to the 7:10 p.m. game against Oakland. Pacquiao most recently accomplished a two-round defeat of Ricky Hatton. [...]

Group tickets for Pacquiao's first pitch night can be purchased at or by calling 323-223-1433. The boxer maintains a residence in Los Angeles and $1 of every ticket sold using the promo code PACMAN will benefit the Manny Pacquiao Foundation created by the boxer to give back to the underprivileged men, women, and children of his native Philippines.

Did you see Pacquiao knock out Hatton? I know nothing about boxing but wow was that impressive.

Pacquiao has said he played baseball when he was younger and apparently threw a strike to Lincecum when he did first-pitch duties for the Giants.

P.S.: Pacquiao's name has four consecutive vowels. Can you think of another word like that?

photo by Claire Reclosado/SF Baseball Examiner


Fred's Brim said...

first in the queue!

Neeebs said...

What about Neeeebs?

berkowit28 said...

Pacquiao is a proper name (unlike queue - congrats FBrim!).

So, apparently, is Aeuio:

"u" is showing up a lot because it's really behaving more like the consonantal "y" , especially after "q".

Fred's Brim said...

I met junior welterweight Paulie Malignaggi a while back at a local pizza shop (he's a friend of the owner) so I have been following him ever since. He had a belt from one of the many sanctioning bodies and seemed to be a legit boxer so he got a fight with Hatton last fall.

And Hatton handled him with ease. It went 11 rounds but Hatton was in total control throughout.

Then Hatton gets stomped by Paquiao. I can't imagine what he'd do to Malignaggi.

Orel said...

I was actually thinking "sequoia." Very nice, FB!

Xeifrank said...

I was surprised to find that people in the phiLiPPines followed MLB pretty closely. Afterall, they dominated the Little League W.S. one year with a team of 16 year olds. I think almost every country has tried that trick. Taiwan a few more times than others.
vr, Xei

chuck said...

the town of AIEA, on oahu in hawaii is only 4 vowels. also on the windward side of oahu is KA'A'AVA (3 As in a row)