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 Post subject: Bad baseball names
PostPosted: Sun Jun 21, 2009 11:13 am 
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While playing the Rockies I always enjoy hearing Brad Hawpe's name. It was great last year when he was in the All Star Game and the ball got by him on a bad hop.

And if my first name was an acronym for "Base on Balls" and my last name was "Walk" I wouldn't want to be a pitcher.

"Hunter Pence" said really quickly is indistinguishable from "Underpants".

"Randy Johnson" has always struck me as hilarious.

Any others?


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 Post subject: Re: Bad baseball names
PostPosted: Sun Jun 21, 2009 1:20 pm 
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I've always thought Bob Walk was a pretty bad name for a pitcher... :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Bad baseball names
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Josh Outman of the A's has a rather interesting name for a baseball player. Good thing he's a pitcher.

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 Post subject: Re: Bad baseball names
PostPosted: Sun Jun 21, 2009 3:37 pm 
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Well, there are the four Balls (Art, Jeff, Jim and Neal) listed on retrosheet.


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 Post subject: Re: Bad baseball names
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bradf wrote:
Well, there are the four Balls (Art, Jeff, Jim and Neal) listed on retrosheet.



I guess that's a walk!

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 Post subject: Re: Bad baseball names
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And don't forget Justin Kaye, Homer Bush and Cecil and Prince Fielder


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 Post subject: Re: Bad baseball names
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Animal wrote:
bradf wrote:
Well, there are the four Balls (Art, Jeff, Jim and Neal) listed on retrosheet.



I guess that's a walk!



:lol: :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Bad baseball names
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Rusty Kuntz...use your imagination

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 Post subject: Re: Bad baseball names
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Ahh, how quickly you forget Dick Pole.

And not even your worst enemy should have to go through life saddled with the name Johnny Dickshot.

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 Post subject: Re: Bad baseball names
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Dick Cox, Dick Hunt

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 Post subject: Re: Bad baseball names
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I always thought Nick Johnson sounded more like a hospital shaving accident.


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 Post subject: Re: Bad baseball names
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Boof Bonser

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 Post subject: Re: Bad baseball names
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Oh, O.K......I didn't realize we were taking it down this road. How about Bud Heine and Ed Head.


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 Post subject: Re: Bad baseball names
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On a painful note, did we mention Dick Burns?


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 Post subject: Re: Bad baseball names
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Razor Shines, a coach ... not necessarily "bad," just different.

As for a bad name - how about a pitcher who is really good, Kevin Slowey of the Twins?


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 Post subject: Re: Bad baseball names
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....and what would Rusty Kuntz be without Rusty Peters?


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 Post subject: Re: Bad baseball names
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ONe of my favorites who is still a pitching coach is Dick Pole.


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 Post subject: Re: Bad baseball names
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Pitcher Grant Balfour to go with Bob Walk.


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