Spotted on Wikipedia: Subtle Racist Test?

As you all undoubtedly know, I spend about half my waking hours researching my Fangraphs pieces, which means about 5 of the 20 daily hours I spend working at the computer go the sole scouring of Wikipedia, our culture’s depository for generally agreed-upon knowledge. Anyway, for reasons somewhat beyond me, I ended up recently at the Wikipedia entry for the Caribes de Anzoátegui, a top baseball team in the Venezuelan Winter League, wherein I spotted this subtle typo:

I dunno, perchance it’s just society, but I am not certain whether (1) the author merely misplaced a G, or if (2) the author — likely an ESL such person — tried to sound out “foreign” and ended up with a meng-like solution. And therein lies the quandary: Does the mere doubt make me a racist?

Yes. Probably.

I take comfort in assuming, however, that my colleague Dayn Perry — Mississippi native — would have only considered the second option, while Boss Carson Cistulli (Boss ‘Stul for short) — who spends literally half his time in France, the other half travelling to France — would not have even noticed the error in his French-addled mind.

Reader: Also take note that Dmitri Young is no longer on the Caribes. Which is sad.

:(

Happy SnowmanSnowman mouse!




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Bradley writes for FanGraphs and The Hardball Times. Follow him on Twitter @BradleyWoodrum.


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glassSheets
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glassSheets
4 years 6 months ago

Thank you for the snowman mouse. However, I noticed it too was white. Another test?

Yirmiyahu
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Yirmiyahu
4 years 6 months ago

Why is snowman wearing a fez?

BTW, “SubtleRacism” is a good name for a band.

Carson Cistulli
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Member
4 years 6 months ago

My mouse is a snowman!

bluejaysstatsgeek
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bluejaysstatsgeek
4 years 6 months ago

My computer must be running hot. It’s gone.

Greg W
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Greg W
4 years 6 months ago

I’ve missed the whole point of the text, I’m just looking at the snowman mouse with the fez.

reillocity
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reillocity
4 years 6 months ago

Perhaps the double asterisk simply means that the player sucks at golf?

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