I’ll never be able to figure out how this guy made it to two World Series. Ned Yost, while explaining the Salvador Perez’s MRI came back clean, turned an abbreviation into a verb:
Now, I don’t consider myself the grammar police. I’m sure there have been misspellings and improper grammar on this blog countless times. But come on, Ned. You can’t turn an abbreviation into a verb. “MRI’d” is not a thing you can say. Especially because it’s so easy to say something else. How many times do professional coaches have to use the abbreviation MRI during a season? Maybe 830 times? There’s so many cliches.
“His MRI came back clean.”
“His MRI was good.”
“They took an MI and it showed no damage.”
I would even accept “they took a picture of his knee and it didn’t show anything.” But only because that’s was Herb Brooks/Kurt Russell says when referring to Jack O’Callahan getting an x-ray after an injury. Honestly, Ned, say better words.