It turns out the team has called up a guy with the nickname "chocolate buns". I kid you not.
It will be interesting to see if Marlins fans start calling him ''chocolate buns,'' as well.
Hoover, called up from Triple A Albuquerque (N.M.) after Matt Treanor went on the disabled list with an injured left shoulder, suspects he got the nickname because of soiled britches from his low, butt-skimming crouch.
Since I am reporting this also, it makes me as culpable as Clark Spencer, but I am guessing my readership is infinitely lower than the Miami Herald's. Or at least for their sake, I hope it is.
For Paul's benefit, I hope the nickname doesn't catch on. But unfortunately it is humorous enough that this most inauspicious moniker may take hold.
I can't wait to see him catch, that crouch must be something. He is slated to start on Sunday.