By: T.R. Slyder, TRSlyder@yahoo.com
You're about to find out what Detroit Tiger Marcus Thames and Long Duc Dong have it common.
Sadly I can't embed this video, but you can find it here. You'll have to watch it for the rest of the article to make sense.
It's of the Chappelle's Show sketch about Mr. Ed and Flipper being racist. One part in the piece about Flipper was an interview with a man who had known Flipper for quite a long time. So long, in fact, that he knew him before he was known as Flipper. He in fact, knew him as James. But he has kind of a lisp so he pronounces it "Jame-th". He later goes on to pronounce the word "pool" as, "poo' ".
I am mentioning all of this because the only baseball player nickname I like more than "Oh hey Lee" for Derek Lee, is the one for Detroit's Marcus Thames that relates to the above Chappelle's Show sketch.
His name is Marcus Thames, but it's pronounced "Tems" like the river in London. So I like doing the voice of the dude in the Chappelle's Show sketch and say, "I knew him ath Thameth", but pronouncing it so it rhymes with "James".
Honorable Mention: Saying in the style of Long Duc Dong: "Bet you a big Ortizer, huh?" when David Ortiz steps to the plate.
I'm T.R. Slyder, and that's how you Tangueray.