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Grand Finale: One and Only Poll, Dave’s Greatest Sports Names
“Friendship at first sight, like love at first sight, is said to be the only truth.”–Herman Melville Call me Doofus. Some years ago–never mind how long precisely–having little or no life, and nothing in particular to interest me in … Continue reading
And the Mets Fans Can Cheer, Let’s Go Matz!
If ever a man was born to play on a certain sports team, it is Steven Jakob Matz. When the New York Mets take the field tonight in Queens, N.Y., hosting game four of the National League Division Series against … Continue reading
A Céspedes for the Rest of Us? No, Just Mets Fans
At the end of last month, my New York Mets traded for an outfielder by the name of Yoenis Céspedes. Yoenis Céspedes Milanés to be exact. This good baseball guy is a 29-year-old native of Cuba, which means that for … Continue reading
Posted in funny names in baseball, funny names in sports Tagged baseball, Cuba, Festivus, Jerry Seinfeld, New York Mets, Parakeets, Yoenis Céspedes 20 Comments
Casey Stengel Had a Funny Way of Being a Smart Guy
Watching the New York Mets on a bulky console black-and-white TV and hearing a curious old guy make men thrusting microphones into his face laugh by the way he mangled our language is one of my earliest and fondest little-kid … Continue reading
Posted in funny names in baseball Tagged Casey Stengel, Hall of Fame, humor. humour, New York Mets 27 Comments
Special Sunday Edition: Moniker Madness Time!
“Every time I sign a ball I thank my lucky stars I wasn’t born Covelski or Wambgnass or Peckingpaugh”–Mel Ott Ol’ Mr. Ott may be happy for not being any of the names above, but he never would have won … Continue reading
Posted in funny names in baseball Tagged baseball, funny names, mel ott, minor league baseball, moniker madness, quotes, sports 9 Comments