Cleveland Indians: 9 New Aliases for Fausto Carmona

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Cleveland Indians: 9 New Aliases for Fausto Carmona
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Roberto Henandez Heredia, better known as Fausto Carmona, was caught using a false identity recently. So what should he call himself now?

Cleveland Indians pitcher Fausto Carmona has found himself to be in hot water after United States officials found out that he was falsifying his identity.

It turns out that Carmona's real name is Roberto Hernandez Heredia and that he is actually 31 years old rather than the 28 the Indians had listed him to be in their media guide.

The falsification of documents has been a growing problem in Major League Baseball. Leo Nunez (who is really Juan Carlos Oviedo) was busted for the same offense late last season. In 2008, Miguel Tejada admitted to being two years older than he was listed by the Astros.

While the falsifying of legal documents is a bit of a problem, I wondered why shouldn't Roberto Hernandez Heredia have a stage name?

As an amateur broadcaster myself, that name would be a mouthful to say on the air.  It needs to be shortened up (as I will now do by referring to him as R.H.H. the rest of the article), and quite frankly, be more entertaining.

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