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Fukudome is a dirty word

by DCScrap, on 205th magazine

Cubs fans would probably agree right about now, but bad baseball is not why Fukudome is considered a bad word.

Elgin High School sophomore had to remove her Kosuke Fukudome jersey and wear a gym T-shirt to class Wednesday because of a misunderstanding about how to pronounce the All-Star right-fielder's last name.

"Someone stopped me in the hall and asked me what the back of my jersey said," Jill said.

She replied that it was the name of Cubs player, pronounced foo-koo-DOUGH-may. The school staffer wasn't so sure and consulted others.

Then a dean, Susan Matei, told Howe the jersey was inappropriate. Matei made Jill take it off and wear a gym shirt instead.
Whoa. Stop there. Someone in Chicago does not know who Kosuke Fukudome is? Again, Cubs fans would probably envy them right now, but that's still a bit odd, isn't it? Good thing she didn't buy a Kerry Wood jersey, I guess.
Associate Principal Alan Flota said students may wear Fukudome apparel at school.

"As long as it is a legitimate name, they will be allowed to wear it," Flota said.
Good news for her! And, hey, good news for Cubs fans! Lou Piniella has officially stated that Fukudome won't be in the lineup for Game 3.
"From now on, I don't want to hear about Fukudome anymore as far as whether he's going to play or not," Piniella said when a reporter asked him about Fukudome's slump. "I'm going to play [Mike] Fontenot or Reed Johnson or somebody else, and that's the end of that story. The kid is struggling, and there's no sense sending him out there anymore."
After half a season of miserable play, these last two games were finally enough to push Lou to face reality. Too late? Yeah, well, probably...

4 comment(s):

Michael said...

The Cubs are the Most Over Rated, Over Hyped Novelty Team in American Sports History. The Lovable Losers! There is Nothing "Fun or Cute" about them. They are the Ultimate Losers (Chokers).
Most of their fans are arrogant over-served crybabies. They feel they have a sense of entitlement. Like a World Series title is Owed them, because they are the "Cubbies". Cub fans have a warped sense of reality.
Wrigley Field is Old decrepit mausoleum that wreaks of Urine. 90% of the "Fans" go because Wrigley is A Big Beer Garden. I know so Few "Real" Cub Fans that remember the days of 5,000 people in the stands & Lee Elia cussing everyone out. The Older Wiser Cub Fans are the people I respect. The Young Cub Fan only knows Beers Girls & Bars. They Get loaded act & like Fools. They Feel its HIP to be a Cubs Fan (For Some Reason?) Being a Cub Fan is like being a Tortured P.O.W. I do not feel one bit sorry for any of em.
They truly are THE WORST FANS in baseball, just like Marty Brennaman & Jeff Brantley said. Brennaman called Cubs fans ''far and away the most obnoxious fans in baseball'' and added: ''This is what makes you want to see this Cubs team lose. Throwing 15 balls on the field, there's absolutely no excuse for that, and that is so typical of Cub fans.'' & "Cardinals fans were the best in baseball"
The upcoming 2008 Choke will Trump the 2003 Choke. I can't wait to see how they F.K. it up this year. The Lambs will be Led to Slaughter Once Again!

Anonymous said...

Michael, you shmuck. People like you are the problem with the world. Get over yourself and grow a pair. Not only do you not know shit but you are a shit. Go home.

Anonymous said...

I am from Wisconsin and going to Brewers games, you notice how horrible Cubs fans are. Brewers fans are usually quite respectful and enjoy the game, even when the Brew lose, like they often used to. However, Cubs fans actually have the audacity to go to an opposing stadium, tell you your teams sucks, try to get into a fight with you, and throw beer.

Maybe it's just chicago but in Milli we will take their money gladly but tire of their immature sportsmanship. It's a game, and it seems like Brewer fans understand that, Cubs fans don't.

Greg said...

Well well well....as a Cubs fan, I have to say that I'm appalled by your description Michael, you worthless excuse for a waste of oxygen. Cubs fans DO NOT have a "sense of entitlement", you're confusing that with the desire to be a part of a long-awaited celebration. Trust me, we want the Cubs players to earn the win, and do not feel that they "deserve it" for any reason other than winning ball games. Furthermore, after the display I witnessed these past 4 days, it was clear that the Cubs were blatantly outplayed and scoring a total of 6 runs in the 3 games, proved to me that they did not BY ANY MEANS earn the opportunity to play in the NLCS (losing aside). That doesn't mean that these 3 games should discount the 97 times this season that they won. So overrated, I think not, but this team for the past two years has no doubt been one filled with postseason struggles. Back to the fans however, yes, there are plenty of drunken, moronic fans................anywhere you go! I'm a 21-year old fan, and I don't feel like I have to drink to have a good time when I go to a ball game. However, I'm not going to stop people from making their own decisions and as a result, I've seen drunken, jerk fans in the stands from a multitude of teams: Cubs, Sox, Cardinals, D-Backs, e.t.c. Guess what, the world is filled with plenty of tools, but that is no reason to characterize an ENTIRE FAN BASE on the actions of the select few. I mean by that standard, I COULD say that Brewers fans are complete d-bags, because the last time I was at Miller Park in the right field seats, three lewd fans in Brewers attire were throwing beer at the grounds crew and telling Geoff Jenkins that he sucks and should trade himself. Do I characterize Brewers fans by these actions? No! I accept that these people are tools and move on with my life.

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