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Monday, Jul 21, 2003

two to tengo

"In order to prevent collisions with Venezuelan-born shortstop Elio Chacon, New York Mets centerfielder Richie Ashburn learned to scream "I got it" in Spanish in 1962. Unfortunately, a few games later, his shouts did not stop English-speaking rightfielder Frank Thomas from crashing into him. Brooklyn-raised indie rocker Ira Kaplan loved those bumblin' Mets so much that in 1984 he named his new band "Yo La Tengo.""