“Interrobang” Showdown II: Ghost Protocol

Our efforts to bestow upon a deserving base ball-ist the nickname “Interrobang” is increasingly a cluster, and that cluster, armed with a certain zeal is starting to fuck. The first crack at it yielded a beautiful tie, and the second attempt also yielded a beautiful (albeit somewhat contrived) tie.

So now we must rally ’round the flag for a third and — one hopes (or doesn’t, if mounting chaos is your thing) — clarifying referendum. How, citizens, should we break this tie, which failed to break the first tie? To the Diebold Sybian!


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Nathaniel Stoltz
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4 years 8 months ago

None of the above. Slightly modified version of the second: Stanton gets “Interrobang” and Morgan gets “Interroboing.”

Darien
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4 years 8 months ago

That’s it; clearly neither of these clowns has what it takes to come through in the clutch. I’m hopping on the Beltre bandwagon.

Jeremy
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Jeremy
4 years 8 months ago

Is there any way this poll doesn’t end in a 6-way tie?

Yirmiyahu
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Yirmiyahu
4 years 8 months ago

Aren’t there like 720 different ways that this poll doesn’t end in a 6-way tie?

MikeS
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MikeS
4 years 8 months ago

Not if I have anything to say about it.

Toasty
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Toasty
4 years 8 months ago

I think we should ask each of the two for personal statements. Just tweet at Plush, he’ll probably babble something back.

Yirmiyahu
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Yirmiyahu
4 years 8 months ago

I already voted for Beltre (as I did in the original poll), but someone should tweet at Morgan, ask him if he’d like the nickname, and link him to this these pages.

ElJosharino
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ElJosharino
4 years 8 months ago

I just Twurted at both of them, we’ll see if I hear anything back.

ElJosharino
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ElJosharino
4 years 8 months ago

Neither of them replied to me. I say we give the nickname to Dayn’s rascal basket.

reillocity
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reillocity
4 years 8 months ago

I now deeply regret providing two options.

Morgan should be ?! and Stanton should be !?.

The first response to Morgan is generally a question that is followed by exclamatory statement (as in “What did he just say (or do)? Oh, my deity of preference!”). The first response to a Stanton bomb is typically an exclamatory statement followed by a question (as in “Holy shit! How far is that one going?”).

Yirmiyahu
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Yirmiyahu
4 years 8 months ago

Isn’t the thing about an interrobang, though, that it is neither “?!” nor “!?”. It is both at once. It is:

reillocity
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reillocity
4 years 8 months ago

No, that’s the third variant of the interrobang. I nominate Adrian Beltre for that one.

Hopefully, this will catch on and there will be a grassroots movement to get Morgan to change his uniform number from 2 to ?!, Stanton to change his number from 27 to !?, and Beltre to change from 29 to ‽ (though admittedly, that variant looks a lot like Morgan’s 2).

Robert J. Baumann
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Member
4 years 8 months ago

To me it just looks like a Phillies logo.

Max
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Max
4 years 8 months ago

I think next season should decide who gets it, with a running catalog of who has the most ?! moments over the course of the year winning.

Bryz
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4 years 8 months ago

I think this is an excellent suggestion.

Well-Beered Englishman
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Well-Beered Englishman
4 years 8 months ago

I’m pleased to be voting for Adrian Beltre once again.

I’m even more pleased to have created a tie between Beltre and “rascal basket”.

I’m even more more pleased by the phrase “rascal basket”.

Yirmiyahu
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Yirmiyahu
4 years 8 months ago

Does the phrase “sprout a rascal basket” mean something? Is this nonsense something entirely of Dayn’s invention?

Well-Beered Englishman
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Well-Beered Englishman
4 years 8 months ago

I’m pretty sure nobody’s used “sprout a rascal basket” this way before, but it clearly means “grow a pair”.

Yirmiyahu
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Yirmiyahu
4 years 8 months ago

Yes, it clearly does. I’m quite dense.

reillocity
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reillocity
4 years 8 months ago

One can only assume that Mr. Perry will soon be prodding the NotGraphs denizens to unite the MLBer of their choice with the nickname “Rascal Basket”.

Brian
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Brian
4 years 8 months ago

Go Zach! I believe in you!

Zach Sanders
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Member
4 years 8 months ago

Thanks, Brian!

phoenix2042
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phoenix2042
4 years 8 months ago

vote for dayn and his sprouting of a rascal basket!

PrettyRicky
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PrettyRicky
4 years 8 months ago

Right now it is tied between Beltre and Dayn’s basket. If it stays this way, will that make it a three way tie, to be resolved by said basket?

Del B. Vista
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Del B. Vista
4 years 8 months ago

I’m pretty sure at this point Dayn is just doing interrobanging his way with multiple posts on this so he can meet posting quotas, keep his NotGraphs overlords happy and keep collecting his little sacks of gold.

Or maybe it’s … http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sk0j_Ih4dko&t=30s

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