mkooljr1 wrote:ncstate04 wrote:does spelling really mean that much to you? No matter how you spell it, I still know who you are talking about when one mentions Mcgwire in regards to baseball.
Yes, because if you can't even spell McGwire's name it very well could mean you don't know very much about baseball, or you're 12 yrs old, in which case, you probably don't know very much about baseball. If you follow baseball, you know how to spell a player's name, period. Well except maybe Mientkiewitcz, which i prob just spelled wrong too!
I follow baseball yet i learn how to speak english about 2 years ago so make mistakes all the times and im not 12. My father doesnt speak that much English but he played pro ball in Mexico and Venezuela and he didnt need to be bilingual to hit with men in scoring position. Hell Vladimir Guerrero might be the best hitter in baseball and he speaks worst than both of us. I dont think grammar is related to your baseball knowledge. Otherwise why is it that most people who follow baseball have such terrible pronunciation of the latin players names? Its not A-lomar, its Alo-MAR. Joaquin ANdujar? No, it was anDUjar. Same with the japanese player IRAbu? No, its IraBU. But you know what? You know his face, you know his numbers youve seen him pitch... who the hell cares if you spell it wrong
PS- My brother won a spelling contest last year so i guess will be getting a call from Ron Shandler soon