Buck Drives Me Crazy – Edwin “En-car-na-shi-own”
So when Buck Martinez came back to broadcast in 2010, the first thing that many of us Blue Jays fans watching the Sportsnet broadcast was his pronunciation of Edwin Elpidio Encarnación. The error-prone third baseman came to Toronto from the Scott Rolen trade back in 2009, but when I watched one of the first Blue Jays games in 2010, people started noticing Buck Martinez pronouncing (Edwin) Encarnacion as En-car-na-shi-own (Thanks to danimal39 for the pronunciation text). As time went by, Buck would pronounce his name so many different times, but pretty much all the time it would sound very funny (Thanks to Anthony for the mention).
So I wonder, is Buck Martinez the only one pronouncing his name right or is everyone else wrong? Surely everyone cannot be wrong? First off, with a last name Martinez, i figured Buck had some sort of Spanish background. I checked his bio on Wikipedia, and there was no mention about his Spanish decent, but a link at the very bottom as he was listed as “American People With Spanish Decent”. So he probably has Spanish Grandparents or something and is probably not fluent in Spanish. So… with that being said, I’m pretty sure he’s pronouncing it wrong.
So, more digging was made. I tried to find people pronouncing Encarnación. I found one site that has two people pronouncing Encarnación. The link can be found by clicking here. So there are two people on this site that pronounces Encarnación, and guess what people… None of them pronounces it the way he does. This leads me to believe that all of us Blue Jays fans were right and Buck Martinez is WRONG! It’s En-car-na-see-on…
So after all this, we can only hope that he can start pronouncing baseball player’s names right starting with (Edwin) Encarnación. Frankly, i prefer that he get a few lessons from this guy below…
Finally, I leave you with this… We No Speak Encarnacion – The Blue Jay Hunter
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