Miami Marlins’ big time slugger Giancarlo Stanton is one of the best, and highest-paid, players in baseball, but the team still can’t spell his name correctly.
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Giancarlo Stanton is one of the best players in all of baseball, and the Miami Marlins paid him as such this past offseason with a ridiculous 13-year, $325 million contract that will likely keep him in South Beach for the remainder of his career.
As the reigning National League home run champ, the 25-year-old slugger looks to capture the 2015 NL MVP Award and begin his lofty contract on a high note.
Stanton hit 37 home runs and drove in 105 RBI last season with a .288 average all while missing the last few weeks of the year after getting hit in the face by a Mike Fiers’ pitch on Sept. 11. The young superstar then had a mask attached to his helmet with a signature “G” on it prior to the 2015 season — although it looks a bit silly on his face, it’s there for a very good reason.
No matter how good Stanton is, his name will always be so hard to spell — for the Marlins, that is.
When you’re paying a guy $325 million, you have to let some employees go, even if that means getting rid of the spell checker for stadium scoreboards.
I mean Giancarlo is a tough name to spell for anyone, but it’s the Stanton part that the Marlins ended up botching terribly. Stanton has been with this team for six years, struggled through the tough times when no one came to the games, including currently, and they still can’t manage to give him a correct spelling of his name on a stadium graphic?
Stanton’s career with the Marlins has been a solid one as he’s hit 159 homers in five seasons and some change to go along with 416 RBI and a .271 average. As he has gotten a bit more comfortable with play in the big leagues, his batting average has adjusted accordingly. Stanton went from .259 his rookie year to .288 last season.
If he continues on the same upward climb, Stanton will likely finish his career as the best to ever wear the Miami jersey as well as an eventual Hall of Famer.
As for the Marlins’ spell-checking woes, they will need to do a better job if they want to make their 300-million dollar man happy.
Spell the dang name right, Miami.
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