Thursday, August 12, 2004

Great Baseball Names.

You can't be a big leaguer without the right name and, unlike the euphonious Willie Mays Hayes, these are all 100% real...

Willy Mo Peña
Oil Can Boyd
Smokey Joe Wood
Rusty Kuntz
Cool Papa Bell
Minnie Minoso
Bobo Newsom
Rube Waddell
Shoeless Joe Jackson
Three-Finger Brown
Mudcat Grant

Come to think of it, those would make pretty good pimp names, too...

4 comments:

Nyssa23 said...

Dude! Wha' hoppen?

As a proud member of the Wily Mo Pena Marching & Chowder Society, I'd like to remind you that Wily Mo owns but one solitary "l".

How about some love for Coco Crisp? And Bubba Crosby? And Timothy Floyd Spooneybarger?

Okay, maybe not that last one.

Eric B. said...

You're still a Wily Mo fan after that home run he hit off Darren Dreifort yesterday?

Nyssa23 said...

As far as I'm concerned, that one's on Dreifort. It's not Wily Mo's fault Dreifort dangled a pork chop in front of him.

Generik said...

Recently traded from the Giants farm system was a pitcher named Boof Bonser, and yes, Boof is his real first name. Not only that, but recently acquired by the Giants is a minor league pitcher who saw major league action for the first time a week or so ago, and his name is... Merkin Valdez. Merkin!!

The best, though, I've always thought, was the guy from (I believe) the '50s with the euphonious appelation Van Lingle Mungo. When he received a love letter at his home from some baseball groupie he'd met on the road and his wife confronted him with it, he told her, "It must be for some other Van Lingle Mungo."