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pr_capone
02-23-2011, 09:29 PM
http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/spring2011/news/story?id=6151322


SURPRISE, Ariz. -- There is a long and storied history to baseball nicknames, from Ted Williams (the Splendid Splinter) to Randy Johnson (the Big Unit) to Babe Ruth (the Sultan of Swat).

Kansas City closer Joakim Soria has a nickname he wants no part of.

The Royals pitcher said that "The Mexicutioner" has a negative connotation and is a particularly jarring choice given the drug violence racking his homeland. He is from Monclova in the northern state of Coahuila.

"It's been really bad in Mexico right now," Soria said Wednesday. "There are a lot of guns in Mexico. It's out of control right now.

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We should all come up with new nicknames to help the kid out.

WV
02-23-2011, 09:31 PM
deported?

Just Passin' By
02-23-2011, 09:33 PM
Dumbass

jbwm89
02-23-2011, 09:33 PM
never been able to say this before so I will do it very nicely but, repost.

SNR
02-23-2011, 09:37 PM
The Soon-to-be-tradedcutioner

pr_capone
02-23-2011, 09:40 PM
never been able to say this before so I will do it very nicely but, repost.

really?

cuz I just did a search and didn't turn up jack shit.

Bump
02-23-2011, 09:42 PM
future Yankee

jbwm89
02-23-2011, 09:42 PM
really?

cuz I just did a search and didn't turn up jack shit.

I am just giving you shit I really don't care, but it was in the royals repository a few days ago when it twitted.

Phobia
02-23-2011, 09:44 PM
I don't even know who he is but I'm going to find him and call him the Mexicutioner because I hate it when people complain that perfectly reasonable words are politically incorrect. I might even buy a Mexicutioner tee-shirt.

pr_capone
02-23-2011, 09:44 PM
I am just giving you shit I really don't care, but it was in the royals repository a few days ago when it twitted.

Ah... that there was the problem. I don't give a flying fuck about the Royals. Just posted it for the Royal fans here.

jbwm89
02-23-2011, 09:47 PM
Ah... that there was the problem. I don't give a flying **** about the Royals. Just posted it for the Royal fans here.

We didn't come up with much so it might be good fun to see what the entire planet has to say anyways.

I offered up La flama blanca.

alnorth
02-23-2011, 09:49 PM
(repost)

I dont think he's getting another nickname anytime soon. If he wants us to quit using mexicutioner, fine we'll probably reluctantly comply, but baseball nicknames aren't that common. Sometimes people try to weld a nickname onto a player, but its usually not going to stick. Baseball nicknames usually just happen unexpectedly, its like going viral. Lots of people try, but you cant reliably predict which youtube video will get 30 million hits.

pr_capone
02-23-2011, 09:51 PM
(repost)


LOL

you reposted a repost post

alnorth
02-23-2011, 09:54 PM
LOL

you reposted a repost post

:spock:

I wrote it. This is the second time I posted it. Therefore its only a repost.

SPchief
02-23-2011, 09:55 PM
He could go with the planets nickname




Filthy McNasty

alnorth
02-23-2011, 09:57 PM
He could go with the planets nickname




Filthy McNasty

god no. I've never objected to it, but I think its silly. Its fine on a message board as an inside joke, but as a widely-used baseball nickname it would be dumb.

Stanley Nickels
02-23-2011, 09:58 PM
I thought it was "His Mexcellence"?

big nasty kcnut
02-23-2011, 10:00 PM
Filthy McNasty is awesome i'm in.

Chiefspants
02-23-2011, 10:06 PM
Well, I thought this was silly until I discovered that 53 people have been murdered in Juarez over the past 72 hours. I also believe I heard that the 20 year old female police chief that many of you talked about on here was abducted recently and nobody has seen her since that time. Joakim says he requests this change because of the negative connotations it would carry with the children within Mexico, and after briefly examining the sheer amount of violence found there, I am definitely willing to comply.

'Hamas' Jenkins
02-23-2011, 10:07 PM
There have been three public figures with that nickname:

Joakim Soria
Manny Pacquiao
Rebecca Gayheart

alnorth
02-23-2011, 10:30 PM
Well, I thought this was silly until I discovered that 53 people have been murdered in Juarez over the past 72 hours. I also believe I heard that the 20 year old female police chief that many of you talked about on here was abducted recently and nobody has seen her since that time. Joakim says he requests this change because of the negative connotations it would carry with the children within Mexico, and after briefly examining the sheer amount of violence found there, I am definitely willing to comply.

Yeah, normally I have an extremely thick skin and I think this sort of thing is silly knee-jerk political correctness, but not this time. I'll be sad to see the nickname go because "mexicutioner" is pretty good, but I absolutely understand.

The violence in northern Mexico is God-damn insane. The mexican drug cartels are some of the closest things that modern man has ever come to pure industrial-strength cold black-hearted "evil", in that they think nothing about, not just killing, but publicly hacking people apart and hanging or strewing body parts around the street in a bloodthirsty psychopathic message to everyone else in the town of "don't get in our f***ing way, we're making money and your life means nothing to us if you threaten our illegal profits". I even read a story about how they murdered this big group of mexicans who were going to some sort of drug therapy program to kick their drug habits, as if "you want to quit buying drugs from us? Oh screw that, you are all dead!"

The violence in mexico is jaw-droppingly mind-numbing insane, and no one should know that better than Joakim Soria. So given all that hellish background, if he doesn't want me to call him "mexicutioner", I'll quickly back the hell down and call him "Joakim Soria" unless a better nickname comes along.

Count Zarth
02-23-2011, 10:31 PM
His new nickname should be The Decapitator in honor of this video:

http://pressrevolver.com/warning-graphic-drug-cartel-beheads-man-alive

'Hamas' Jenkins
02-23-2011, 10:34 PM
Yeah, normally I have an extremely thick skin and I think this sort of thing is silly knee-jerk political correctness, but not this time. I'll be sad to see the nickname go because "mexicutioner" is pretty good, but I absolutely understand.

The violence in northern Mexico is God-damn insane. The mexican drug cartels are some of the closest things that modern man has ever come to pure industrial-strength cold black-hearted "evil",.

The Interahamwe, Tonton Macoute, and the Janjaweed all have something to say about that.

(They are all good fantasy team names, too)

pr_capone
02-23-2011, 10:36 PM
His new nickname should be The Decapitator in honor of this video:

http://pressrevolver.com/warning-graphic-drug-cartel-beheads-man-alive

I just threw up. No joke.

SNR
02-23-2011, 10:44 PM
I just threw up. No joke.
Aw come on man. This kind of shit happened all the time centuries ago

ClevelandBronco
02-23-2011, 10:45 PM
The Love Taco.

pr_capone
02-23-2011, 10:58 PM
Aw come on man. This kind of shit happened all the time centuries ago

It wasn't the loss of life, all the blood, or the severed head. It was the gurgling noises that got me.

'Hamas' Jenkins
02-23-2011, 10:59 PM
The Nick Berg video was pretty hard to watch b/c of the noises.

Bambi
02-23-2011, 11:43 PM
dumb nickname, glad it's gone.

He never liked it from the beginning.

Thig Lyfe
02-24-2011, 12:15 AM
I don't even know who he is but I'm going to find him and call him the Mexicutioner because I hate it when people complain that perfectly reasonable words are politically incorrect. I might even buy a Mexicutioner tee-shirt.

So your right to be an asshole is more important than Joakim Soria's right to define his own identity/request sensitivity w/r/t the hundreds of people being literally executed in his homeland. Got it.

BillSelfsTrophycase
02-24-2011, 12:23 AM
Eaay obvious new nickname

Nails

Discuss Thrower
02-24-2011, 01:27 AM
There have been three public figures with that nickname:

Joakim Soria
Manny Pacquiao
Rebecca Gayheart

Jesus... Only because of the Rebecca Gayheart reference.

Archie F. Swin
02-24-2011, 06:18 AM
how about "The Hurlspanic"?

DeezNutz
02-24-2011, 06:34 AM
His Mexcellency.

Crush
02-24-2011, 06:45 AM
The Artist Formerly Known as the Mexicutioner

Dartgod
02-24-2011, 06:56 AM
So your right to be an asshole is more important than Joakim Soria's right to define his own identity/request sensitivity w/r/t the hundreds of people being literally executed in his homeland. Got it.
Wow. Are you new here?
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siberian khatru
02-24-2011, 07:21 AM
There have been three public figures with that nickname:

Joakim Soria
Manny Pacquiao
Rebecca Gayheart

ROFLROFLROFLROFLROFL

OMG, I am on the express train to Hell for laughing at that. That's some damn good tasteless humor.

Reerun_KC
02-24-2011, 07:55 AM
Its the Royals... Nobody really cares if you have a nickname or not...

The whole damn organization sucks the penis...

'Hamas' Jenkins
02-24-2011, 08:20 AM
ROFLROFLROFLROFLROFL

OMG, I am on the express train to Hell for laughing at that. That's some damn good tasteless humor.

:evil:

It's the randomness.

Bambi
02-24-2011, 08:40 AM
The Artist Formerly Known as the Mexicutioner

lol, this is good

Royal Fanatic
02-24-2011, 08:53 AM
The Artist Formerly Known as the Mexicutioner

Rep

cmh6476
02-24-2011, 07:50 PM
the landscaper

CHENZ A!
02-24-2011, 08:06 PM
The Artist Formerly Known as the Mexicutioner

haha, yes! From now on I will refer to him as "The Artist"

CoMoChief
02-24-2011, 08:33 PM
Wish Soria had a better arm.

Pawnmower
02-25-2011, 01:29 AM
Kansasexican

mikey23545
02-25-2011, 03:59 AM
Well, I thought this was silly until I discovered that 53 people have been murdered in Juarez over the past 72 hours. I also believe I heard that the 20 year old female police chief that many of you talked about on here was abducted recently and nobody has seen her since that time.



It's Sarah Palin's fault.

Reerun_KC
02-25-2011, 06:11 AM
the landscaper

ROFL

Your racist bastard!

beach tribe
02-25-2011, 06:42 AM
I wonder if it would be racist in the event that he hit a batter, if someone implied that he bean balled him.

cmh6476
05-24-2011, 08:52 PM
the landscaper

can we get back to the mexicutioner? the landscaper is getting old.

milkman
05-24-2011, 08:54 PM
How about the Facilitator?

KCUnited
05-24-2011, 08:54 PM
Carne Assada

Sure-Oz
05-24-2011, 08:55 PM
I just tweeted him to change his name back....im certain he'll listen

cabletech94
05-24-2011, 08:55 PM
the mexican't?

sorry if repost.

cabletech94
05-24-2011, 08:57 PM
I just tweeted him to change his name back....im certain he'll listen

does he read in english, cause it's possible he can't pitch in english.

Sure-Oz
05-24-2011, 08:58 PM
does he read in english, cause it's possible he can't pitch in english.

LMAO

Ebolapox
05-24-2011, 09:01 PM
shoulda traded him for that damned yankee prospect.

Pitt Gorilla
05-24-2011, 09:10 PM
shoulda traded him for that damned yankee prospect.Was that ever really offered?

BigMeatballDave
05-24-2011, 09:13 PM
How about we just call him a giant bag of Suck?

Ebolapox
05-24-2011, 09:28 PM
Was that ever really offered?

probably not. just scuttlebutting.

BillSelfsTrophycase
05-24-2011, 09:36 PM
Elite players don't just suddenly start sucking

He's hurt

Ebolapox
05-24-2011, 09:38 PM
or, his splitter is taking away effectiveness of his other pitches.

Reaper16
05-24-2011, 09:49 PM
It's been obvious for a long time that he's playing hurt. He's a guy who has tried to play through pain before, too. His new cutter that he's obsessed with isn't helping matters one bit, though. Just speculation, but that cutter might even be the reason he's hurt. I don't know why the organization gave the OK on him learning a cutter.

milkman
05-24-2011, 09:58 PM
It's been obvious for a long time that he's playing hurt. He's a guy who has tried to play through pain before, too. His new cutter that he's obsessed with isn't helping matters one bit, though. Just speculation, but that cutter might even be the reason he's hurt. I don't know why the organization gave the OK on him learning a cutter.

Maybe he'll have another surgery and be back to his old self by '13.

BWillie
05-24-2011, 11:10 PM
It's been obvious for a long time that he's playing hurt. He's a guy who has tried to play through pain before, too. His new cutter that he's obsessed with isn't helping matters one bit, though. Just speculation, but that cutter might even be the reason he's hurt. I don't know why the organization gave the OK on him learning a cutter.

Why does everybody keep saying that? I know being hurt doesn't always translate to velocity, but he's not losing velocity. I've been to 2 of the last 6 home games and he pitched in both. He was throwing 92-95 consistently.

RickObie
05-24-2011, 11:23 PM
Maybe he'll have another surgery and be back to his old self by '13.

With another team!

Reaper16
05-25-2011, 12:02 AM
Why does everybody keep saying that? I know being hurt doesn't always translate to velocity, but he's not losing velocity. I've been to 2 of the last 6 home games and he pitched in both. He was throwing 92-95 consistently.
This is true, in so far as I can tell from one home game during the last homestand and on FSN's radar gun. Difference is he can't locate pretty much anything except a fastball so straight it'd make Ambiorix Burgos say "Dude, really?" His delivery is fucked up compared to seasons past. I think it's CLEAR that he's pitching through an injury.

eazyb81
05-25-2011, 06:11 AM
Looking at his Pitch FX data this season, there is no doubt that Soria is broken.

The question is whether or not he can come back from this - without seeing Dr. Andrews and going through surgery.

Unfortunately I am not overly optimistic.

eazyb81
05-25-2011, 06:12 AM
This is true, in so far as I can tell from one home game during the last homestand and on FSN's radar gun. Difference is he can't locate pretty much anything except a fastball so straight it'd make Ambiorix Burgos say "Dude, really?" His delivery is ****ed up compared to seasons past. I think it's CLEAR that he's pitching through an injury.

Which is reasonable considering this is the last guaranteed year of his contract. We have team options each year beyond this one.