Some People Still Don't Believe That "Fukudome" is Not A Dirty Word

Last week it was revealed that one Oklahoma woman was asked to remove her Kosuke Fukudome » 10/03/08 1:15pm 10/03/08 1:15pm jersey during work hours because the F-U-K-U letters may be offensive to some. The Fuk-u problem is still rampant — even in Chicago, apparently — as a 15-year-old sophomore at Elgin High School named Jill Howe after being…

Debating Race And Offensiveness, Chicago Style

Over the weekend, much commotion was made about the various Fukudome T-shirts and bandanas that were being sold at Wrigley Field. The one item that's caused the most controversy is the "Horry Kow!" T-shirt that is apparently now banned from being sold by vendors, which featured a slant-eyed Cubbie, decked out in Harry… » 4/21/08 5:30pm 4/21/08 5:30pm

Fukudome Flattered That Cubs Fans Want Him to House The Sandwich Of…

Kosuke Fukudome sure has been a nice investment for the Chicago Cubs, hasn't it? And the cultural movement has swept up the north side of Chicago. The transition from Japan to America has been almost seamless (.317 average, .442 on-base percentage) for him, but the fans haven't quite gotten it down yet. » 4/20/08 5:00pm 4/20/08 5:00pm

At least he's …

Could This Be, At Long Last, The World's Funniest Name?

Just when this Mitchell Report business had about pummeled us senseless, one brave man marched forward to bring forth laughter once again. And he didn't have to say a word. Sorry, Kosuke Fukudome ... but this guy's name has got you beat. In fact, this just may be the best name ever. Say it with me, everyone, and say it … » 12/14/07 12:35pm 12/14/07 12:35pm