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Pinstripes and Slurs!

Seen at Yankee Stadium Sunday

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A reminder: the number 42 has been retired in honor of Jackie Robinson for every team … except the New York Yankees, whose (42-year-old) Mariano Rivera—who is out for the year with an injury—is permitted to wear it until he retires.

Either way, this Kike guy is definitely breaking the rules.

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AmHistorian76 says:

If he were to replace Mariano, he would at least fit in well with the Metallica song to enter the game: “Exit light, enter…”

Jonathan Freund says:

Could be transliteration of Japanese or other Asian name.

I mean, just so we’re clear, “kike” is the mexican slang for “enrique” (just mexican, guatemala and the like do it different).
So, I think it’s a pretty innocent misunderstanding. If you go to Corona, you’ll see a bunch of stores named like, “Kike’s pork shop” which makes no sense to us anyways.

Ron_Kaplan says:

In the parlance of the ‘tween generation, WTF? I hope the person who photographed this shmo properly pummeled him afterwards/

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A Volkes says:

I think this Yankees fan might be Japanese, with the Japanese name Keike/Keiki… there really is no official spelling in our alphabet. Perhaps this was a sloppy translation done in ignorance. I doubt very much it is a slur.


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Pinstripes and Slurs!

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