FanGraphs Audio: Dave Cameron on Tommies John, Plural

Episode 539
Dave Cameron is both (a) the managing editor of FanGraphs and (b) the guest on this particular edition of FanGraphs Audio — during which edition he discusses multiple injured pitchers, the wide-ranging effects of their injuries, and also Cubs prospect Kris Bryant for reasons that are manifest.

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Carson Cistulli has published a book of aphorisms called Spirited Ejaculations of a New Enthusiast.

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“Tommys” is how I’d do it. That funnier spelling highlights two facts: (1) that the underlying form is “Tommy” (rather than “Tommie”) and (2) that the author has done a funny thing here, i.e. pluralized a seldom-pluralized word.

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Also, a thought: what if Tommy John was really Tommys John (like Kendry(s) Morales) ?

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Little known fact: Tommys John was called Tommy John for many years in the league. He was too shy to correct them until recently.

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Roger

Better still, Kennys Vargas

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Smiley McFaniel

That reminds me when of when multiple states come together to sue something and the prosecutors are refereed to collectively as ‘attorney’s general.’

Those are among my favorite kinds of news stories for just that reason.