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Why is O Hernandez known as El Duque?

Postby Yikes » Fri Jul 23, 2004 10:24 am

I don't speak a speck of Spanish so I don't even know what El Duque means...
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Postby strats36 » Fri Jul 23, 2004 10:27 am

I heard during the game the other day that his father was a very sharp dresser and they called him "El Duque," The Duke. The nickname was passed on to his son.
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Postby warrick95 » Fri Jul 23, 2004 10:27 am

I think El Duque means The Duke, which is just a high titleish name, I suppose.
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Postby rmeesig » Fri Jul 23, 2004 11:05 am

strats36 wrote:I heard during the game the other day that his father was a very sharp dresser and they called him "El Duque," The Duke. The nickname was passed on to his son.


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Postby The Jury » Fri Jul 23, 2004 1:32 pm

El Pulpo anyone? It's Alfonseca related...

What about El Guapo?
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Postby Rirruto » Fri Jul 23, 2004 1:34 pm

I'm pretty sure guapo means good-looking
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Postby Soxcess » Fri Jul 23, 2004 1:46 pm

I'm pretty sure El Pulpo means ocutpus, seeing as though Alfonseca has some extra fingers
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Postby josebach » Fri Jul 23, 2004 1:49 pm

Soxcess wrote:I'm pretty sure El Pulpo means ocutpus, seeing as though Alfonseca has some extra fingers


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Postby jeffc_76 » Fri Jul 23, 2004 2:40 pm

The Jury wrote:El Pulpo anyone? It's Alfonseca related...

What about El Guapo?


El Guapo should have been El Gordo. Whoever was in charge of nicknames must have just gotten their translations mixed up.
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Postby BobbyRoberto » Fri Jul 23, 2004 3:58 pm

Yeah, "Pulpo" means squid.

I thought it was hilarious that they called the big, fat slob "El Guapo."
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