User talk:AlexB9598W

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Our naming convention has been to use surname second for players from China, Japan, South Korea, etc. even if the naming convention in these countries is the opposite. This is especially true since international tournaments tend to follow US naming conventions - players are listed as Ichiro Suzuki or Chuang Na or Seung-yeop Lee in official WBSC or WBC or mainstream media, not as Suzuki Ichira, Na Chuang or Lee Seung-yeop - --Mischa (talk) 19:21, 22 June 2018 (UTC)

If there was no pennant in 1994, why was Alou selected to manage the National League team at the 1995 All-Star Game - an honor reserved for the manager of the pennant winner the previous season? Philippe (talk) 01:45, 15 October 2020 (UTC)

I'm not sure if this is the right way to reply to these things but hopefully this works. Since the introduction of the LCS, pennants specifically refer to winning the league's championship, which was not possible in 1994 so it never was officially awarded. Alou managed next year's All-Star Game since they settled for who was leading when the season prematurely ended. The Yankees (who were leading the AL in 1994) media guides themselves refer to winning 40 pennants, which would be 41 if they included the 1994 season, but they don't. AlexB9598W (talk) 14:23, 15 October 2020 (UTC)
Yes pennants are generally given to the LCS winner, but since there was no LCS in 1994, the two teams with the best records when the strike started are treated as league champions, albeit without any of the hoopla usually accorded such a title, as had been the case in pre-World Series days. More than a quarter-century later, the events of 1994 still hurt for this die-hard Expos fans, so please don't turn the knife in the wound by denying us what little solace we can get from that interrupted season by pretending it did not take place. Philippe (talk) 14:38, 15 October 2020 (UTC)