The NY Mets this week introduced their two newest pitchers to the public and the media in New York. One of the new pitchers is a man named J.J. Putz. I noticed that NY TV stations pronounced his name “Puts.”
For the uninformed, “Putz” is a Yiddish word that means. . .well, it means putz is what it means.
I hope Mr. Putz and all of the Mets succeed in 2009. But if he doesn’t, I’m certain that fans at the new Citi Field will pronounce his name “Putz”, not “Puts.” And they’ll do it loudly, clearly, and often.