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Balin (Balin)
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A new series of puzzle, in which you will have to guess the origin of a certain nickname. All these nicknames (or at least most of them) will come from my years of playing baseball with crazy people.

And just to really be weird, I will allude to viral videos by how I put my name in the puzzle title. I don't know why, but I will.

Anyway, here goes: What was the origin of the nickname "Pablo"?
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... so, this is a nickname given to you, Balin?

There are a couple famous ballplayers named Pablo. Relevant?

I don't get the viral video thing. How is that "alluding" to one?
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Was "Pablo" Mexican? Hispanic? Did he speak Spanish?
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... so, this is a nickname given to you, Balin? No - a teammate of mine

There are a couple famous ballplayers named Pablo. Relevant? Yope

I don't get the viral video thing. How is that "alluding" to one? Balin Intruder -> Bed Intruder

Was "Pablo" Mexican? Hispanic? I forget - assume he was part Hispanic. Assume part Mexican, if you want. Did he speak Spanish? Irrel
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Is the sport of baseball at all relevant? Was it something about the appearance that gave him the nickname? Something related to his behaviour?
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Picasso relevant? Did your teammate have a badly broken nose or something similar?
Balin (Balin)
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Is the sport of baseball at all relevant? Yesish/Yope Was it something about the appearance that gave him the nickname? No Something related to his behaviour? No

Picasso relevant? No Did your teammate have a badly broken nose or something similar? No
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San Francisco Giants relevant? Kung Fu Panda?
Balin (Balin)
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San Francisco Giants relevant? No Kung Fu Panda? No
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So not Pablo Sandoval then. Drat. BTW Balin, no, my puzzle has nothing to do with what we talked about yesterday, LOL.
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Do we need to know the spesifics of baseball to solve this? (if so I'm totally lost, lol)

Is his age relevant? Location? What type of car he drives?
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Do we need to know the spesifics of baseball to solve this? No (if so I'm totally lost, lol)

Is his age relevant? No Location? No What type of car he drives? No
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Is Pablo actually playing baseball? is he a baseball fan? not even remotely interested in baseball?
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Is Pablo actually playing baseball? The person with the nickname or the namesake? Yes to the first, Yes-and to the second. is he a baseball fan? Yes, Yes-and not even remotely interested in baseball? No, No
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I was thinking that maybe the guy was nicknamed Pablo after a big baseball player (if there is any by that name, lol) as a joke, because he had no interest in baseball whatsover, but all his friends were mad baseball fans. Well, back to the drawing board.

If we're concentrating on the nickname-Pablo;
anything relevant in how he plays baseball? what he does before? during? or after a game?
Balin (Balin)
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If we're concentrating on the nickname-Pablo;
anything relevant in how he plays baseball? Yope what he does before? during? or after a game? No

You have an FA, I think.
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BLOOPER: The above post is for the namesake-Pablo, not the nickname-Pablo. For the nickname-Pablo, the answers are all No.
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Pablo Martinez? if not please disregard the following...

No hitters relevant? Poor old Pablo has been so close to a no hitter several times in his career?

Did your team mate almost get a no hitter?

Is hitting the batter with a pitch relevant? The aforementioned Senor Martinez has hit a few in his time?
Balin (Balin)
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Pablo Martinez? No, but in one sense OTRT if not please disregard the following... All below are irrel

No hitters relevant? Poor old Pablo has been so close to a no hitter several times in his career?

Did your team mate almost get a no hitter?

Is hitting the batter with a pitch relevant? The aforementioned Senor Martinez has hit a few in his time?
Balin (Balin)
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HINT: You know that "Pablo" is part Hispanic. With that information only, why would Pablo Martinez be closer to the actual "namesake-Pablo" than Pablo Sandoval (assuming you know nothing about either Martinez or Sandoval)?
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because...Sandoval doesn't look like a Hispanic name?
Balin (Balin)
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because...Sandoval doesn't look like a Hispanic name? Yes!...
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Bed Intruder? I don't get it...
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Bed Intruder? I don't get it... That was just for fun. Or rather, funny and funnier. It's a viral video and has absolutely nothing to do with the puzzle.
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Sandoval doesn't look like a Hispanic name?

It does to me...

Anyway, so is the point that the teammate had a Hispanic-sounding last name, but not a Hispanic-sounding first name? So "Pablo" seemed more appropriate?
Balin (Balin)
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Sandoval doesn't look like a Hispanic name?

It does to me... It does, but "Martinez" is a more typical (or stereotypical) Hispanic last name.

Anyway, so is the point that the teammate had a Hispanic-sounding last name, but not a Hispanic-sounding first name? True but not the right answer So "Pablo" seemed more appropriate? Noish
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HINT: His specific last name is relevant.
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Is it Martinez? Another name that ends in -ez?
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Is his last name one that is/was one of a famous person, also called Pablo? Escobar? Picasso? Neruda? Casals? (I ran out of Pablos)
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Is it Martinez? No Another name that ends in -ez? Yes

Is his last name one that is/was one of a famous person, also called Pablo? FA Escobar? Picasso? Neruda? Casals? None of these (I ran out of Pablos)
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Is the namesake's first name not Pablo?
Is Pablo a contraction? like Paco B. Lopez?
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Sanchez?
Balin (Balin)
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Sanchez? Yep!

Now tell me who Pablo Sanchez is and I shall $poyle.
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The little video game dude?
Balin (Balin)
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The little video game dude? A good enough description as any.

**********SPOILER**********

This player had the last name "Sanchez," so we nicknamed him "Pablo," after the character from the Backyard Sports series.

Nice solve, everyone; let's see if the next one is as easy.

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