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About Rob

Huge San Diego Padres fan, working as an economic consultant in Pasadena, CA. Contributor to the Funny Names Blog.

Oyster Burns

You don’t meet a guy named Oyster every day. But then again, Thomas P. “Oyster” Burns (1864-1928) wasn’t your everyday guy. Nicknamed Oyster due to the fact that he sold shellfish during the offseason (which must be near the top … Continue reading

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Boog Powell

Boog Powell is the coolest Boog in the world. Can you name another Boog cooler? I didn’t think so. The pride of Baltimo’ (arguably, that is – Eddie Murrary, Cal Ripken Jr., Earl Weaver, Brooks Robinson, Rafael Palmeiro, Jim Palmer, … Continue reading

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The Mask of Zoilo

Howdy doody kiddos! I’m back! Bet you didn’t miss me and my esoteric baseball trivia. I’ve been crazy busy traveling the country catching baseball games, working like a madman, and thinking of cool ways to make fun of my sister’s … Continue reading

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William Van Winkle “Chicken” Wolf

As if being named William Van Winkle Wolf wasn’t bad enough, imagine being saddled with the nickname “Chicken.” Chicken Wolf (1862-1903) was a Major League Baseball outfielder. Although his career wasn’t spectacular, it was definitely solid, as Chicken amassed 1439 … Continue reading

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The Eephus Pitch

Doing something a little different today. Not to my knowledge (and I’m pretty certain about this one), has a baseball pitch been inducted on this screwy blog. But I figured I’d throw you all a bit of a curve by … Continue reading

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