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  1. #1
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    Bosio told USA Today he used the word while talking about pitcher Daniel Stumpf, who is white. Bosio said Stumpf is nicknamed “Spider Monkey” because of the faces he makes while lifting weights.

    Bosio said an African-American clubhouse attendant overheard the conversation. Bosio told USA Today that “the kid thought we were talking about him. He got all upset. He assumed we were talking about him. I said, ‘No, no, no. We’re talking about Stumpf.'”

    “I swear on my mom and dad’s graves, there was nothing else to it,” he told the newspaper.

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    Feb 2007
    17,250 miles East of Spokane


    Quote Originally Posted by Zagceo View Post
    Yeah, but Stumpf stated that he has never been referred to like that. Bosio’s excuse seemed to diminish over time. I doubt it went down like he said.

    When Stumpf was asked Thursday about the nickname, he said he was unaware of it. “Spider Monkey is not a nickname I have been called or I’m familiar with,” the 27-year-old pitcher, currently with the Tigers’ Class AAA affiliate while recovering from an injury, told the Detroit Free Press.

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