Yelich. Is that Yel-ich or Yel-ick, I wonder.
Sitting in the stands during Spring Training, I have time for some sideways musings, even with the new time clocks aiming to speed up play.
Ege. Is that Ee-gee or Ee-jee or something else?
Baseball is like that: It doesn’t consume every minute.
Pinder. Now that one I know.
I don’t follow Major League Baseball closely enough to know the correct pronunciations for all the one-off names involved, but some names are obvious. But as I consider that conclusion as it relates to Chad Pinder, I wonder idly why it is clear that it’s Pin-der, and not Pine-der. After all, some “-inder” words are “-ine-der,” aren’t they?
Well sure they are: binder, finder, and minder come to mind.
Now I’m well and truly distracted. Trying for some discipline, I mentally review the entire alphabet and here present the results: longs on the left, shorts on the right. Pinder, of course, is only a name, not really a word.
Well, will you look at that? They alternate. Who knew? Not me. And how come? Dunno.