So amidst the announcement that Hillenbrand signed with the Angels, ESPN’s page on the player notes the pronunciation of his FIRST name.
Ummm … and just where have the Mets played for over 40 years??? It is true that the Mets are moving to a corporation-named ballpark in 2 years, but they DO still play at a stadium with the same name as Mr. Hillenbrand’s first name. One would think that someone perusing a middling ballplayer like Hillenbrand would have heard of the name "Shea" …. and know how its pronounced ….
It ain’t exactly as tough as this fellow …
(thanks to Bob Timmermann for the keen observation)