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The best humorous names in baseball history, brought to you (mostly) by Rob and Mark.

Hayden Siddhartha Finch and Joe Shlabotnik: The Funniest Baseball Names that Never Were

With Minor League Baseball’s annual Moniker Madness competition just a few weeks away,  what better time to investigate and recount the stories of two of the most curious names in baseball history?   Not only are the names unusual, but … Continue reading

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Joe Btfsplk: Oh Vowels, Where Art Thou?

“My work is destroyed almost as soon as it’s printed.  One day it’s being read;  the next day someone’s wrapping fish in it.”–Al Capp Joe Btfsplk was an infamous character in the long running comic strip L’il Abner, by the late cartoonist, … Continue reading

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Play Ball! More Great Baseball Nicknames

“I learn to run fast stealing chickens.”–Minnie Minoso “What’s in a name?”–William Shakespeare As Major League Baseball kicks off it’s 139th season–the third baseball season for The Blog of Funny Names–what better way to celebrate than another look at some … Continue reading

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Oh Brother(s), Where Art Thou, the Charlos and Arroyos

“I grew up with 6 brothers.  That’s how I learned to dance–waiting for the bathroom.”–Bob Hope “Big sisters are the crabgrass in the lawn of life.”–Linus (Charles M. Schultz) When it comes to siblings in major professional sports, a few … Continue reading

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Fish Wars! (And Mullets Too!) – Funny Baseball Names (Repost)

Due to some unforeseen circumstances (namely a “fire drill” at work – basically an urgent task requiring lots of hours of work in a very short time frame) I have not been able to do much but work and sleep … Continue reading

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