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Justin Who-wha?

Posted at 9:12 PM on May 23, 2005 by Josh Lee

While calling tonight's Twins game on the radio, John Gordon and Dan Gladden discussed the proper pronunciation of Justin Morneau's name. It seems that Justin tipped Gordon off to the fact that his surname is pronounced "MOR-no" instead of "mor-NO," as most people have gotten used to saying. Gordo proceeded to pointedly put emphasis on the first syllable as he called the game. When Dazzle came up to call the middle innings, though, he seemed to fall back on old habits and pronounced Justin's name in the regular way. So now I'm all confused as to how to say the poor kid's name.

I figure I just need to wait until the Twins's next home game. Herb Carneal will get his turn behind the mike, and will doubtless set us all straight.

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