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Joe "Ty Cobb" Punto

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Pringle, Aug 28, 2006.

  1. Pringle

    Pringle Active Member

    If you guys haven't heard Ozzie Guillen's rant about the Minnesota Twins from the other night, please do your best to find at least portions of it somewhere.

    Guillen can't remember anybody's name on the Twins - hence Joe (Nick, actually) "Ty Cobb" Punto was born into legend.

    Guillen kept calling the Twins' scrappy bunch the "Little Piranhas," a nickname I hope sticks. But he pronounced it "Peer-an-yas." Over and over again, at one point saying he was going to call his dad in Venezuela and ask him to send him some poison so he can "kill these little peer-an-yas."

    Guillen is going to make somebody a hell of a lot of money someday as a biography topic. Stengel. Weaver. Billy Martin. Guillen.
  2. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    That's actually the correct pronunciation.
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