I didn’t say “Bring in Paperboy!”

T-Mobile and MLB just announced a partnership that will, amongst many things, place wireless celphones in the dugout for coach/manager communication with each team’s respective bullpen.

Should the voice part of this new system fail, one can only imagine the auto-correct follies that might result from a coach or manager trying to text the bullpen coach to get someone up.

With that in mind, ESPN’s Doug Kern noted to me that there might be some doozies with spellchecked current major league player names.

So, I took anyone who relieved in at least one game in 2012, and put their first and last names through the Microsoft Word 2010 spellchecker.  The results below are some of the actual suggestions for “words” the checker didn’t recognize:

Actual Suggested
Jeremy Accardo Jeremy Accordion
Alfredo Aceves Alfredo Accedes
Jeremy Affeldt Jeremy Afield
Jairo Asencio Cairo Arsenic
Phillippe Aumont Philippe Amount
John Axford John Afford
Collin Balester Collin Blaster
Pedro Beato Pedro Beano
Matt Belisle Matt Belize
Jeff Beliveau Jeff Believer
Jason Berken Jason Barmen
Travis Blackley Travis Blankley
Craig Breslow Craig Preshow
Tyson Brummett Tyson Grommet
Francisley Bueno Franchise Buenos
Drew Butera Drew Buttery
Andrew Carignan Andrew Cardigan
Joel Carreno Joel Carrion
Andrew Cashner Andrew Cashier
Bobby Cassevah Bobby Cassava
Jaye Chapman Jayvee Chapman
Vinnie Chulk Vinnie Chuck
Tony Cingrani Tony Ingrain
Steve Cishek Steve Cashew
Maikel Cleto Make Cleat
Tyler Clippard Tyler Clipart
Robert Coello Robert Cello
Kevin Correia Kevin Chorea
Rhiner Cruz Rhymer Cruz
Justin De Fratus Justin De Flatus
Rubby De La Rosa Rugby De La Rosa
Cole De Vries Cole De Varies
Steve Delabar Steve Delaware
Sam Demel Sam Dermal
Ross Detwiler Ross Detailer
Jake Diekman Jake Deskman
Rafael Dolis Rafael Dollies
Brian Duensing Brian Defensing
Cody Eppley Cody Appleby
Edgmer Escalona Edgier Escalon
Jeurys Familia Jury’s Familiar
Neftali Feliz Netflix Fleas
Charlie Furbush Charlie Furbish
Javy Guerra Jayvee Guerra
Matt Guerrier Matt Furrier
J.A. Happ J.A. Hippo
Deunte Heath Denude Heath
Alex Hinshaw Alex Handsaw
Tommy Hottovy Tommy Cottony
Ryota Igarashi Riot Igarashi
Hisashi Iwakuma Hibachi Yakima
Jair Jurrjens Jeer Jürgen’s
Michael Kirkman Michael Kikkoman
Aaron Laffey Aaron Daffy
Sam LeCure Sam Lecture
Kameron Loe Cameroon Lobe
Jean Machi Jean Macho
Paul Maholm Paul Manhole
Jhan Marinez Khan Marines
Carlos Marmol Carlos Marmot
Nick Maronde Nick Marooned
Vin Mazzaro Vin Mascara
Kris Medlen Kris Medley
Jenrry Mejia Jewry Mejia
Mark Melancon Mark Melanoma
Miles Mikolas Miles Minoltas
Guillermo Moscoso Guillermo Mucosa
Pat Neshek Pat Noshes
Hector Noesi Hector Nosy
Alexi Ogando Alexi Uganda
Logan Ondrusek Logan Underuse
Jonathan Papelbon Jonathan Paperboy
Luis Perdomo Luis Perform
Vinnie Pestano Vinnie Pesto
Stuart Pomeranz Stuart Operand
Esmil Rogers Smile Rogers
Joe Savery Joe Slavery
Michael Schwimer Michael Schemer
Chris Seddon Chris Sudden
Leyson Septimo Lesson Septum
Tony Sipp Tony Sippy
Drew Smyly Drew Shyly
Mickey Storey Mickey Stormy
Michael Stutes Michael Stunts
Koji Uehara Koji Urethra
Jonny Venters Jonny Veneers
Jose Veras Jose Verbs
Carlos Zambrano Carlos Zambian

 

 

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