Red Sox, White Sox, Jazz, and Heat: A Quick Note On Pluralization

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Red Sox, White Sox, Jazz, and Heat: A Quick Note On Pluralization
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As a sports writer, there is a phenomenon that I find to be very frustrating, and it is summed up in the following sentence:

"Shaquille O'Neal has signed with the Boston Celtics for the 2010 season, which brings the number of teams he's played for to six.  In addition to being a Celtic, he has been a member of the Orlando Magic, a Laker, a member of the Miami Heat, a Sun, and a Cavalier."

In short, the thing that drives me crazy is dealing with pluralization, or lack thereof, of certain sports team names.

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