Thursday, December 29, 2011

WANNA BE LIKE MIKE

If you've followed my blog over the past few years you know that I get called Mark more than I get called Matt. I still haven't been able to figure out why that is, but it happens. Matt doesn't seem like that tough of a name to remember. I don't call Peters, Paul. I don't call Bobs, Barry. But for some reason I get called Mark at least a few times a week. When I play in away stadiums I will get announced as Mark Antonelli as I walk to the plate. A good portion of my fan mail is addressed to Mark Antonelli. I've been introduced to people as Mark as well. Now that 2011 has almost concluded and the new year is upon us, I guess it's time to change things up a little. I just received some equipment in the mail for this upcoming season, and guess who it was addressed to.


Hopefully 2012 will be a better year for my name.

17 comments:

  1. That stinks! Same thing kind of happens with me...people spell my name with one l and it has two, not as bad as yours but still awkward when someone does that than later sees they have been spelling your name wrong for a while. haha

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  2. Haha, that's pretty bad. I have a sister, people mistake me for her sometimes. Maybe you've got a long lost twin brother? PS. I hope that's not your phone number, you don't need crazies calling you lol. 

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  3. The strangest part is that you would think it was the last name people would have trouble with. Go figure.

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  4. At least they got the name right on the contract.  That is the one that counts.

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  5. It would be a lot cooler if they called you by a more obscure M name like Maximillian. Mark and Mike are too bland.

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  6. Classic! Good luck with the O's this year Matt. I was very pleased to see Dan Duquette give you a chance with a Major League contract. Here's to a healthy 2012! Keep blogging I enjoy reading your stuff, it's funny. Oh and, GO PATS!

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  7. They don't call you late for dinner do they? LOL!

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  8. Thanks man! 

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  9. Yeah I hear ya! 

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  10. Haha no that isn't my number...that would be bad lol

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  11. Yeah seriously haha

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  12. That is a very good point lol

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  13. Yes if I could change my name Maximus might be it 

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  14. So if you played for the Yankees, do you think John Sterling would call your home run as "you're on the Mark Antonelli"?  I'm pretty excited at the prospect of seeing you play up in Safeco this year.  I think I need to start an Antonelli fan section when you come to Seattle

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  15. After you're done hitting 30+ home runs and winning a GG for the Orioles they'll be calling you Mr. Antonelli, right?

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  16. getting introduced by the wrong name is nothing...at least you havent introduced your girlfriend (Christina) as the wrong name (Courtney)...

    ...3 separate times. I dont recommend it. - jesse

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  17. ...and thanks for your number. ha

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