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Old 01-17-2012, 11:49 AM   #34 (permalink)
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While I agree with all of the critiques re: chuck swirsky, I will say this:
When he was in his nickname phase, which, was all the time, when Jose first came to the team he had decided to name him "the Conquistador", a term which I found quite offensive given its genocidal and colonial implications. I emailed him about it the next day, voicing my concerns and he got back to me in 20 minutes, apologizing, explaining that he didn't know that side history and never uttered it again during a broadcast. Respect.
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