Originally written on Gamedayr  |  Last updated 6/2/13

Instead of proclaiming Baltimore Orioles catcher Matt Wieters' home run, a plaque outside Camden Yards celebrates the exploits of one Matt Weiters. Oops.

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  • You worthless piece of dung!
  • The most embarrassing part is it's our home ballpark.
  • Matt's last name is Germanic. The simple rule in Germanic names is: when the vowels are "ie" we pronounce it "ee" when their are "ei" we pronounce it "eye". Is that too hard for Americans to understand? Steve
  • E I E I O, ho ho ho ho
  • Yes, Steve, not one single American can comprehend the German rules for their names. Do you understand American sarcasm? Don't make us come over there, again.
  • Right. So, if his name is spelled Wieters and is of Germanic origin, it would actually have been pronounced "Weeters" (actually Veeters)". If not, then it was probably misspelled upon immigration of past relatives. Surname misspelling was not uncommon since immigrants, for obvious reasons, did not argue with immigration officials. Poor "Weener" of Twitter fame, whose name of Germanic origin should really be pronounced Whiner, (actually "Viner") for similar reasons. Regardless, I imagine that the Orioles plaque will be replaced with one that has the name spelled as requested by those whose noticed the spelling variation.
  • Baltimore edjumocation at work
  • Does this really surprise anyone ? Just about every article you read today is loaded with half truths no truths and misspelled words I realize we all make mistakes but alot is taken for granted these days. Journalists at one time always made sure what they wrote was true and accurate and I am certain that some still do,however there are many that don't. I think a big percentage of this can be attributed to social media we really should refer to it as anti-social media look at some of the ways it seems to decay the structure of human contact, people don't seem to relate and communicate to one another the way that once was. I really think much is missed. I like text messages on occasion but really enjoy a one on one conversation in person most. I think that sometimes we need that personal connection more than the quick text. Look what is caused here a great catchers accomplishments and his name was spelled wrong.
  • I, for one, refuse to ever have anything to do with Baltimore anymore. This is just too upsetting and atrocious for my life....nah, just kiddin' !

    Relax everyone.
  • What ever happened to "I" before "e" except after "c" ?
    Then again pronunciation has a lot to do with it too

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