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I confess to needing additional telemedicine.
 
My eyes are ok.  The sting they felt upon seeing the name "Brabender" has abated.
 
But the rest of my morning since then has, unfortunately, found me distracted by a swelling in my tongue and tinnitis in my inner ear.  That arises, I suspect, from the last few hours' almost ceaseless repetition of that name, in a so far futile effort to understand how it was pronounced.
 
It looks to me like a Dutch name, which makes me want to think the accent is on the first syllable.  BRA - ben - der.  But is it BRAW - ben - der, sounding like a nickname for somebody who works in a ladies' lingerie shop ... or for a dame with a really big rack?   Or is it BRA - ben - der rhymes with lavender?  Or maybe the accent is on the second syllable... Bra - BEN - der rhymes with Sg. Mel PEN - der?  Or, hell, maybe he was of French extraction and wanted to be called Eugène Brabender?
 
I need to find a philologist.  Fast.  Somebody who either knows or can reconstruct the pronunciation of "Brabender" based on proto-Indo-European glottology.  Of, it not, need to send some contact tracers out among wizened MLB fandom.  Maybe somebody there remembers hearing the name spoken, on radio or TV, back in the day.

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41 minutes ago, Hit Man said:
I confess to needing additional telemedicine.
 
My eyes are ok.  The sting they felt upon seeing the name "Brabender" has abated.
 
But the rest of my morning since then has, unfortunately, found me distracted by a swelling in my tongue and tinnitis in my inner ear.  That arises, I suspect, from the last few hours' almost ceaseless repetition of that name, in a so far futile effort to understand how it was pronounced.
 
It looks to me like a Dutch name, which makes me want to think the accent is on the first syllable.  BRA - ben - der.  But is it BRAW - ben - der, sounding like a nickname for somebody who works in a ladies' lingerie shop ... or for a dame with a really big rack?   Or is it BRA - ben - der rhymes with lavender?  Or maybe the accent is on the second syllable... Bra - BEN - der rhymes with Sg. Mel PEN - der?  Or, hell, maybe he was of French extraction and wanted to be called Eugène Brabender?
 
I need to find a philologist.  Fast.  Somebody who either knows or can reconstruct the pronunciation of "Brabender" based on proto-Indo-European glottology.  Of, it not, need to send some contact tracers out among wizened MLB fandom.  Maybe somebody there remembers hearing the name spoken, on radio or TV, back in the day.

That's the way he pronounced it.  Although there is no "W" sound in there.  Just say the 2 words "bra" and "bender".

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