Moniker: Chan Ho Park

Every third Sunday, we’ll present “Moniker,” where we nickname a member of the Phillies, for better or worse.

Chan Ho Park is now looking like a member of the 25-man roster. His performance against the Cardinals today showed he still has the stuff capable of going deep into games. But this South Korean star doesn’t have a nickname. I know, crazy.

Interestingly, some players once called him “Chooch,” but that’s taken, of course. So what would you call Park? Be creative. And please, have fun.



  1. Manny

    March 15, 2009 at 8:51 pm

    Evil Ho

  2. Evan

    March 15, 2009 at 8:52 pm


  3. Mike Cardone

    March 15, 2009 at 8:57 pm

    (If nothing else, it will mock the Bravos’ fans)

  4. SJ Mike

    March 15, 2009 at 9:06 pm

    Totally off topic, but did anybody watch “The Simpsons” tonight? The Phanatic showed up during it.

  5. Greg V.

    March 15, 2009 at 9:07 pm

    I vote Chop as well. And a huge thumbs up for Park’s great outing today!

  6. Ajay

    March 15, 2009 at 9:23 pm

    Chan Throw Park

  7. Chooch's Cooches

    March 15, 2009 at 9:25 pm


  8. Willy

    March 15, 2009 at 9:26 pm

    They’ve been calling him Chop on the radio broadcasts for weeks….

  9. mets09

    March 15, 2009 at 9:58 pm

    how about chan ho you all will hate him a month into the season when he is terrible.

  10. NEPA

    March 15, 2009 at 9:59 pm

    Chop sounds good to me.

  11. Fran

    March 15, 2009 at 10:06 pm

    Chan hoooooooo

  12. mets09

    March 15, 2009 at 10:06 pm

    And proved he can pitch deep into games? didnt he throw 4 2/3 innings of a spring training game against a team that isnt really that great?I guess those are some good credentials.

  13. SJ Mike

    March 15, 2009 at 10:09 pm

    So Mets fan, how’s Tim Redding and Freddie Garcia working out for you?

  14. ActuallyChilled

    March 15, 2009 at 10:15 pm

    Bruce Chen II

  15. Jimbo Jonws

    March 15, 2009 at 11:21 pm

    The Ho Park Advantage.

  16. mike

    March 15, 2009 at 11:44 pm

    slumdog millionaire

  17. Dave S

    March 16, 2009 at 1:43 am

    Two-bit Ho

  18. Bear Mike

    March 16, 2009 at 4:38 am

    “Chop”…….as in Karate Chop?

    How about “Yo-Yo” Park………many ups and downs in his career ;^)

  19. Craig

    March 16, 2009 at 4:47 am

    Ho Dares Wins

  20. Tom G

    March 16, 2009 at 5:42 am

    I like ‘Charlie’…double reference…
    one not so nice and the other funny…

    1) we called the Veit-Cong ‘Charlie’, I know he is Korean, but it fits…
    2) and perhaps more interesting is the Charlie Chan reference…
    you know Americanize him…by calling him Charlie

  21. blough

    March 16, 2009 at 5:48 am

    his name is chan ho park. does that need to be changed? chan ho could easily be some white guys nickname.

  22. Jeff M

    March 16, 2009 at 6:03 am

    This may sound weird, but I kinda like the name “Chan WOW” (in the spirit of the Sham WOW). What do you think?

  23. Bear Mike

    March 16, 2009 at 6:57 am

    Jeff – “Chan Wow” is very funny! Especially if you say it with an Asian martial arts flare.

    Very annoying commercials for Sham Wow, but it really does stick with you. :^)

  24. Chuck P

    March 16, 2009 at 6:59 am

    I laughed out loud for man-ho… a reference to Deuce Bigelow. Good job, Chooch.

    Chan Wow was good, too…

    Chop will probably stick… if we’re going to go with something like that, we could stretch it to Chopper.

  25. NEPA

    March 16, 2009 at 6:59 am

    Bear Mike – Chop as in “C”han “HO” “P”ark.

  26. NJ

    March 16, 2009 at 7:04 am

    I’m partial to Johnny Park or Charlie Brown myself…

  27. Doug D.

    March 16, 2009 at 7:09 am

    How about Seoul Man


    March 16, 2009 at 7:27 am


  29. Chooch's Cooches

    March 16, 2009 at 7:43 am

    yeah he did

  30. Joel V

    March 16, 2009 at 8:26 am

    Good thing that the Phils signed Chan-Ho, bc now So’s Hoe’s can make an easy switch to Chan Ho’s Hoe’s.

    I like “Chop” as well.

  31. From Section 113

    March 16, 2009 at 8:35 am

    How about “Park Chops”???

  32. Fran

    March 16, 2009 at 8:38 am

    Seoul Man is it. Thats perfect

  33. Greg B

    March 16, 2009 at 9:11 am

    Seoul Man is great.

  34. Greg B

    March 16, 2009 at 9:12 am

    If he makes the bullpen, can he please come into the game to the song?

  35. Eli

    March 16, 2009 at 10:24 am

    Citizen Ho Park

  36. dan48

    March 16, 2009 at 10:48 am

    and now entering the game, the chan wow!!!! thats it “no questions asked” well done jeff

  37. Chuck P

    March 16, 2009 at 10:51 am

    How about Seoul Train…

  38. Phan in TN

    March 16, 2009 at 10:55 am

    – kimchee express

    -kamsahmnida killer

    mister strikeout – hamnida

  39. Keith

    March 16, 2009 at 11:13 am

    I vote for Seoul Man. God one Doug D

  40. Keith

    March 16, 2009 at 11:14 am

    edit: Good one Doug D.

  41. zach

    March 16, 2009 at 11:17 am

    chop came to me right away…smiple, obvious, effective. Park chop takes it a step further and is hilarious. seoul man or train also work for me, good stuff.

  42. Brett

    March 16, 2009 at 11:23 am

    Seoul Man in awesome.

  43. Phan in TN

    March 16, 2009 at 11:23 am

    super good monkey death car pitcher man?

    oh thats Japanese.

  44. Rob E

    March 16, 2009 at 11:42 am

    I vote for Seoul Man

  45. ActuallyChilled

    March 16, 2009 at 6:02 pm

    Seoul Man is nice, but sorry to ruin the high: just about everyplace in Seoul and everyone in Korea has abused the ‘Seoul’ / ‘Soul’ connection beyond forgiveness. Clubs, DJs… but I don’t know about baseball…

    FYI this message has no connection to an apparent lack of enthusiasm for my suggestion, Bruce Chen II 🙂

  46. J-Fro

    March 16, 2009 at 6:36 pm

    Has to be Seoul Man. Chop is so-so, but that’s not as good to yell out at a game as, ‘SEOUL MAN’. And by the way, we’re not actually IN Korea…so…

  47. Mike B

    March 16, 2009 at 6:39 pm

    How about crazy eyes. Seriously, have you seen that Marvin Harrison wide eyed crazy look he gives every once in a while?

  48. Mike

    March 17, 2009 at 5:10 pm

    Ponch (CHP).

    If he does well enough to get a fan club, we call it the Pennsylvania Highway Patrol.

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