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The hue and cry has gone out and I have listened. I will not rename Pablo Sandoval. Panda and only Panda will be his nickname. The world can rest easy now.

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  1. Dave T

    Considering we have a Panda, a baby giraffe and now an arabian horse….

    October 25th, 2012 11:53 am

  2. Stan

    Many fans are put off by the FOX pair..McCarver for his Cardinals being beat is yawing at Giant feats. Buck..not much better.
    I still remember that it was Buck on FOX who when Bonds either set the single season HR record or the all time (sorry).but I do clearly remember Buck in a sarcastic dead pan say..”Yay,and Bonds just…set the record..yay.”..say it as deadpan and sarcastic as you can,and you will sound like Buck did.
    I thought-still do- it was the most unprofessional thing I have ever heard in sports broadcasting (except for racial slurs),I tell ya Lowell…imagine pulling that on Arod?..never.

    October 25th, 2012 1:18 pm

  3. David

    I like Pandovol.

    October 25th, 2012 1:44 pm

  4. Seth

    How about Crouching Tiger Hidden Panda

    October 25th, 2012 7:43 pm

  5. lameduck

    Good.

    October 25th, 2012 10:30 pm

  6. Johnc

    I will sleep peacefully tonight with the knowledge that the Panda is still the Panda.
    Incidentlally, Nancy wears Panda Paws to go with her Panda Hat when she attends Giant games at At&T Park.

    October 25th, 2012 11:00 pm

  7. Nancy R

    Oh thank you Lowell. All the panda hats and panda paws (I have both – gifts from John C.) and new panda heads (which I don’t like too much) can breathe a sigh of relief. If you ever wondered what’s in a name now you know. I think you can wonderfully adjectivize his feats but never fiddle with his name. Unless it’s to say Giant Panda which of course would be apt and a correct version of the panda species. Now there’s a thought!

    Good move. If he performs awesome feats again (which he will) you could do your whole article on how he embodies his noble name. Pandas are at the same time cuddly, cavorting, curious, cute, sometimes carniverous, calm, capricious, and, now I’m out of c’s so I’ll go to b’s big, burly, beastly…hmmm..well there are some aspects of panda, anyway.

    October 26th, 2012 3:13 am

  8. Nancy R

    I think everyone jumped the gun with all the baby giraffe hats. A player should have to prove himself before he is given the honor of an animal mascot. Now we have all these baby giraffes (which are darling) but Belt is iffy. Sandoval proved he was Panda, then we got Panda hats. Belt still hasn’t proved himself but we are awash in baby giraffes.

    October 26th, 2012 2:09 pm

  9. Johnc

    Stan, Bonds is the best hitter I have ever seen and bigger than life. He was the greatest show on earth.
    Willie Mays is the best all around baseball player i have ever seen.
    Buck and McCarver should drink a Red Bull before broadcasting.

    October 27th, 2012 2:53 am

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