Monday, July 27, 2009

Baseball: Improved Initials

There's been something I've been meaning to blog all baseball season: the dumbness of the Texas Rangers' decision to have multiple uniform colours. I caught a bit of the St. Louis Cardinals on EPSN - 90% of the fans were wearing red to support their team. What a great sight. Then I flipped over to the Rangers game, where there was a mess of blues and reds (in among the burnt orange, khaki, yellow...) Pity the poor Rangers fan who wants to support his team and dons a blue shirt - only to find the team playing in their alternate red uniform.

But that's not why I'm here. There are some MLB players whose last name demands that they have a certain first initial. Sadly, in all cases, they have a less funny actual initial. Still, here's hoping they name their offspring appropriately, and raise them to follow in their footsteps.

  • Tampa Bay's Willy Aybar should be Gary Aybar - G. Aybar.
  • Detroit Tiger Brandon Inge should be Marlon Inge - M. Inge.
  • Rangers reliever Darren O'Day should be a Tom or Ted - T. O'Day.
  • L.A. Dodger James Loney should be B.A. Loney.
  • Chicago White Sock Jim Thome should be Albert Thome - A. Thome.

Honorable mention for Lyle Overbay for almost being "Loverboy".

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