Saturday, December 17, 2005

NaturalBlog All Stars

The Red Sox are exploring a trade with the Cleveland Indians for an outfielder, as something of an insurance policy in case they need to replace Manny Ramirez, Johnny Damon or both.

The Sox would give up a pitcher (likely Bronson Arroyo or Matt Clement) and they would get the major leaguer with perhaps the best name in the bigs: Coco Crisp.

I put Coco Crisp (real name: Covelli Loyce Crisp) on my fantasy team his rookie year, just for the entertainment value of it.

And now for the same reason, I present they All-Best Name All-Star Team. Current players only, both leagues.

CF Coco Crisp -- The best name in the game leads off
RF Ichiro -- One name is twice as cool
3B Aramis Ramirez -- Sounds like a cologne to me
DH Milton Bradley -- A real gamer
1B Nick Swisher -- Sweet
2B Chase Utley -- The field is a litle thin at 2B
C Yadier Molina -- Proven playoff performer
LF So Taguchi -- The answer to "How Taguchi?"
SS Jhonny Peralta -- Jhonny is cq

And my pitching staff:

SP Kenny Rogers -- HUGE NaturalBlog fan
RP Kiko Calero -- Shops at Kiki's in Brighton
CP Ugueth U. Urbina -- The only major leaguer ever with UUU as initials. Too bad he's in a Venezuelan jail on attempted murder charges.

Your additions welcome.



Anonymous Sebastian Dangerfield said...

How about best/worst mlb nicknames? As if "Randy Johnson" didn't sound enough like a stage name for a Lime gay pornstar, he adds fuel to the fire with "Big Unit" for his nickname...

December 17, 2005  
Anonymous Bean Stringfellow said...

I played in the minors, but I guess we're only talking current players, huh?

December 18, 2005  
Anonymous mrs. s said...

Too bad we're not talking all pro sports, otherwise I would've nominated car racer Dick Trickle.

December 19, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lest you all forget Jimmy Johnson?

December 19, 2005  

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