From the Boston Globe’s Sox notebook this morning:

The Sox have agreed to terms with Wilson and two other picks, director of amateur scouting Jason McLeod said: fifth-round choice Seth Schwindenhammer, a high school outfielder from Illinois, and eighth-round pick William Wilkerson, an outfielder from Augusta State. The players need to pass physicals and drug tests before the deals become official.

From reader Mooseinohio, who sent me the link:

The Red Sox are oft mentioned as potential trade partners with the Rangers to get Jarrod Saltalamacchia . . . Wouldn’t it be cool to someday have both him and Schwindenhammer on the same team? Would the folks who put the names the uniforms negotiate a ‘per letter’ contract to get more money? What team has been fielded with the most letters or syllable in their names? The least? How badly would Harry Caray butcher their names?

I’m not sure that Harry would have even been able to handle “Seth” or “Jarrod” without adding extra syllables, God live him.

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  1. MooseinOhio said...

    I’m still chuckling to myself when I think of Harry Caray trying to say or spell either name backwards.  How many outs would take place before he even got back to discussing the game that is going on?

    On a side note – Is it okay to be the first person to comment on a post you contributed to?  Am I violating some type of blog etiquette?

  2. Dr Paisley said...

    The Royals in 2006 had an infield lineup that included Mientkiewicz, Grudzielanek and Graffanino, which must have set some kind of record for polysyllabification.

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