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Why is Travis Hafner's nickname PRONK

Postby tribefan13 » Sat Jul 09, 2005 10:11 am

???? sorry but I have always wondered, thanks
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Postby ActionHero » Sat Jul 09, 2005 10:16 am

I think I remember reading something about his teammates saying that he looked like a Donkey and that team management was calling him a Project. They stuck the two words together and got Pronk.
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Postby Box » Sat Jul 09, 2005 10:17 am

indians.com wrote:lofton007: How did you get the nickname "Pronk"?

Travis Hafner: It was last Spring Training. Bill Selby kind of came up with it. Some called me "donkey," some called me "project" and it got shortened up to "Pronk."
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Postby Honus » Sat Jul 09, 2005 10:18 am

His coaches/teammates had given a couple of nicknames when he was a minor leaguer/rookie. One was The Project (since the coaches were always having to work on something with him, like his stance, swing) and another was Donkey (something to do with his resemblance to Shrek and his pal Donkey). He claimed it was too much to have two nicknames so they combined it into Pronk.
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Postby chrispistol3 » Sat Jul 09, 2005 10:19 am

Yep, Project Donkey ...that's correct. I think they should PROMON project monster. That guy is seeing balloons right now.
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Postby Honus » Sat Jul 09, 2005 10:23 am

chrispistol3 wrote:Yep, Project Donkey ...that's correct. I think they should PROMON project monster. That guy is seeing balloons right now.


Yeah, I wish the Tribe had a couple of more guys just like him.
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Postby The Kavorka » Sat Jul 09, 2005 11:17 am

Honus wrote:
chrispistol3 wrote:Yep, Project Donkey ...that's correct. I think they should PROMON project monster. That guy is seeing balloons right now.


Yeah, I wish the Tribe had a couple of more guys just like him.


They do . . .

Victor Martinez
Grady Sizemore
Johnny Peralta

The Indians have some very good young hitters.
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Postby Madison » Sat Jul 09, 2005 12:28 pm

Pronk just doesn't fit Hafner. Makes me think of a short stocky guy. :-?
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Postby matmat » Sat Jul 09, 2005 1:31 pm

makes me think of ponson.
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Postby Kingctb27 » Sat Jul 09, 2005 4:48 pm

Well, Pronk is single-handily carrying my h2h team. Call him what you want. I'll keep him ;-D
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