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blacbird
08-21-2013, 06:45 AM
I love good player names. Every year I try to pick one that tops that season. In the past there have been:

Coco Crisp
Prince Fielder
Butch Huskey
Scipio Spinks
Randy Johnson (for the amusement of our British friends)
Joe Klink
Eric Plunk (I love the fact that he was a pitcher. So was Klink)
Boof Bonser (He legally changed his actual real live first name to "Boof")
Antonio Bastardo

This year's nominee, a rookie pitcher for the MiamI Marlins:

Arquimedes Caminero

I need to get his baseball card.

caw

Maryn
08-21-2013, 05:37 PM
I'm liking Jarrod Saltalamacchia because of the way that last name appears on a jersey and in lists of stats which have a character limit.

Maryn, who's seen him catch several times

Haggis
08-21-2013, 06:03 PM
I'm fond of Matt Tuiasosopo, an outfielder with the Detroit Tigers. It's taken me all year to get to the point that I can pronounce his name.

blacbird
08-22-2013, 09:32 AM
I'm fond of Matt Tuiasosopo, an outfielder with the Detroit Tigers. It's taken me all year to get to the point that I can pronounce his name.

He's the son of prominent former NFL player Manu Tuiasosopo. The major pro football league has its own list of glorious names, among which are:

Hiawatha Francisco
Jimbo Elrod
Billy Joe (yes, "Joe" was his actual real live surname)
Elvis Peacock

And now we have new rising superstar Andrew Luck.

caw