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Now that Donovan Hand has been with the Brewers for about one month, he’s had a chance to endear himself to fans with his unassuming manner and his generally effective pitching. After his terrific spot start against the Braves this weekend, it’s easy to imagine several fans want to give him a Hand. (My esteemed colleague Jess Lemont was an early adopter of that line.)
Since Donovan has a name with nearly limitless potential for puns, it’s important to use them prudently. With that in mind, here is an incomplete guide to some scenarios where using a Donovan Hand pun will earn the respect of your peers and the attention of potential mates. For maximum effect, try to make it sound like you came up with these off the top of your head.
(Note: I’ll omit the obvious pun you would use if Donovan does a good job, since it’s kind of, you know, tacky.)
Donovan earns a hold: Handstand
Donovan comes out of the game mid-inning: Handover