I like teasing the French as much as anyone, but this is the most absurd thing I have ever heard:
Bobby French, a prep infielder in Austin, Texas, is on a one-man “Just Say Non” campaign.
In a light-hearted jab at the tensions between France and the United States over the war in Iraq, French has the announcer at Westlake High introduce him as “Bobby Freedom” each time he steps up to bat.
As his coach, Jim Darilek, told the Austin American-Statesman: “He thinks it’s pretty cool.”
It also explains why he tends to lay off the high fromage.
It’s pretty cute: Bobby Freedom. Maybe a bit brain-dead, but cute.
I dunno, it sounds sorta snappy– hell, After people like “Johnny Cougar,” “Boy George, ” “Mr. T”, and a rock singer who changed his name to an unpronounceable symbol, it’s practically normal.
Not something I’d do, but mildly amusing. The real question is, of course, whether it’s helping him with the [insert appropriate gender/sex designator here].