The Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher, eager to stick up for his slugging teammate who was snubbed from the NL Home Run Derby team, had quite the hilarious Twitter adventure trying to spell Alvarez's name correctly. You gotta love Burnett's persistence, though.
Will somebody explain to me how the hell Pedro Alveras is not in the Homerun Derby? Does the National League not wanna win? #ElToro
— AJ Burnett (@wudeydo34) July 8, 2013
As many of his nearly 35,000 followers likely noted, that's not how you spell Pedro Alvarez. So A.J. revised:
Sure, blame autocorrect. That's what they all say.
I quit! .........EL TORO! — AJ Burnett (@wudeydo34) July 8, 2013
And El Toro it is!
I suppose it's a good thing that Burnett didn't try to follow that with a rant about why Alvarez is a better choice than Michael Cuddyer for the NL Home Run Derby squad (which he is).
Probably would have taken six tries to get
Kuddyer Cudier Cudyer Cudyder Cudyier Cuddyer right.
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