Popozao: A Definition

8 Aug

UPDATE: Woody (Duane), one of the coolest kids in the world, created the name, and helped popularize it. Someone currently unknown put it in Urban Dictionary.

Urban Dictionary defines it as:

An slang explanation used in certain internet circles to denote that a homerun has been hit by Philadelphia Phillies first baseman (2005 Rookie of the Year) Ryan Howard.

“Howard just went deep! Popozao!”

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Popozao means a multitude of things, and was famously brought to the United States by the legendary Kevin Federline in the song Popozao (watch the video). But the best definition of popozao is a Ryan Howard home run. It’s all that can be said of what are usually mammoth blasts into the outfield stands. Whether they are to left, center or right, he sprays them to all fields, and does it with AUTHORITY. His slam in last night’s 9-6 victory over Atlanta traveled deep into the right field stands. 39 home runs have been hit by Howard, with many more likely to come. It’s extremely probable that he passes 50 in only his second season. The man has also added patience to his power, and been sporting an impressive 294 batting average, which many doubted he could reach because of a high strikeout rate. He is utterly intimidating at the plate, as his presence has started to force the opposition to simply pitch around him, and still fail. Howard’s at bats have become events. Events that increasingly end in a positive way for the Phillies.

Indeed, the only way to describe the home run shots he hits is POPOZAO!!!!!!!

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8 Responses to “Popozao: A Definition”

  1. Drama Queen August 8, 2006 at 7:28 am #

    Howard is awesome. On my blog today, I gave him our 1st official “salute”…the dude can CRUSH!

  2. Alex August 8, 2006 at 8:19 am #

    Remember when, in the not too distant past, Utley and Howard were not in the line-up because the couldn’t hit left handed pitching?

    Utley is 3rd in the league (#1 lefty) against leftys, and Howard hits home-runs and draws intentional walks.

    One could only imagine what could of been.

  3. Drama Queen August 8, 2006 at 9:13 am #

    The fact that both of them can handle left-handed pitching allows them to hit one after another and that should be the case for many years to come, which is comforting.

  4. Spencer August 8, 2006 at 9:45 am #

    The thing that Howard doesn’t get credit for, that impresses me most is how good and intelligent a hitter he is. In Saturday’s game against the mets, Orlando Hernandez made him look bad in his first at bat making him chase away. Next at bat Hernandez follows the same pitch selection, and Howard recognized it and made Hernandez pay with a home run the opposite way.

    He goes with the pitch as well as Mike Piazza did in his hey day.

  5. Woody August 9, 2006 at 1:07 pm #

    “URBAN DICTIONARY DEFINES IT AS”?

    MORE FUCKING LIKE WOODY OF PP.COM FAME DEFINES IT AS. IM A FUCKING TRENDSETTER AND I’D LIKE SOME CREDIT YOU FILTHY WOUND

    –Woody–

    p.s. you know where to find me, hack

  6. 1 August 9, 2006 at 1:25 pm #

    pp.com is unimpressive. See for yourself.

    Woody steals all his material from VfK.

  7. Woody August 9, 2006 at 3:23 pm #

    1 gives $5 handjobs on Penn Street

  8. 1 August 9, 2006 at 6:26 pm #

    Woody is the middle man.

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