NYC Papers Will Be Careful Not To Call Putz A Putz

The Mets have been spending much of this offseason attempting to rework a horrid bullpen. In the process, they’ve managed to potentially offend local the Yiddish-speaking community. Only in New York, right?

J.J. Putz

(”Call me a putz, and I will break you”)

To most of us, J.J. Putz’s last name describes a dude you might not want to hang out with. Like, maybe Ryan Seacrest or something. But to Yiddish speakers, Putz is a slang term for a penis. Newspapers in New York say they believe printing the name in headlines might be an issue. I’m not sure why. They print “Wang” all the time after the Yankees play.

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