View From The Bleachers

January 26, 2013

Go: What’s in a Name?

Filed under: Featured,General — Lizzie @ 8:00 am

There have been so many great baseball names over the years, some past and some present: Rollie Fingers, Catfish Hunter, Razor Shines, Coco Crisp … the Cubs even have a few of their own right now: Rebel Ridling, Trey McNutt, Austin Bibens-Dirxx (oh nevermind, he’s moved on.)

Today we’re going to each create our very own baseball star names, among others. As examples I also created my own names (in parentheses.)

  • Baseball Star Name = Brand name of your favorite beer + action verb. (Coors Biking)
  • TV Weather Anchor Name = Any relative’s name + a major city starting with the same letter. (Joan Jacksonville)
  • Hippie Name = Favorite flower + favorite tree. (Daffodil Dogwood)
  • Movie Star Name = Grandmother/Grandfather’s first name + something celestial. (Olga Moon)
  • Stripper Name = Favorite cologne (perfume if you’re female) + favorite fruit. (Lovely Lime)
  • Exotic Foreign Alias = A favorite spice + last vacation spot you visited. (Parlsey Mackinac)
  • Rock Star Name = Any car you’ve ever owned + the color of any wall in your home. (Pinto Brown)
  • Porn Name = Any pet’s name (current or former) + any street you’ve ever lived on. (Twilight Kidder)

Your turn!

This week’s Go column was inspired by an idea submitted by Seymour Butts. Do you have a question you’d like us to feature in the Go! column? Send it to lizzie@viewfromthebleachers.com and she’ll see what she can do!

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Elizabeth Pearson stumbled upon VFTB around 2006, and enjoys encouraging conversation among the wide variety of readers brought together by their love of the Cubs. She’s married, has a Cub-loving pug named Phinneaus, and enjoys biking, hiking, cooking and gardening. She calls Chesterton, Indiana home and hopes to one day retire on Mackinac Island. Connect with Lizzie via email or Instagram.

  • YUCottonPickin

    Pink Star

  • Mark_from_Toronto

    Sam Adams Golfing

  • YUCottonPickin

    Stubby Clapp is my favorite
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stubby_Clapp

  • http://swantron.com/ jswanson

    Old Milwaukee Light Cooking
    Danny Denver
    Hop Ash
    Edwin Eclipse
    Soap Tomato
    Cumin Vegas
    Silverado Brown
    Otis Cedar Wood

  • Gymjok

    IBC Rooting
    Sue Sioux Falls
    Rose Weeping Willow
    Jim Sun
    Aramis Banana
    Cinnamon Chicago
    Batmobile Pink
    Boo Ozanam

  • YUCottonPickin

    Blue Strawberry
    Violet Cook
    Magic Beane
    Rich Cashman
    Run Walker
    Cinnamon Falls

  • Cap’n obvious

    Bud Sprint
    Marc Montgomery
    Tulip Douglas
    Stanley Comet
    Brut blueberry
    Basil del Carmen
    Blazer White
    Spenser Bennett

  • YUCottonPickin

    Oh Takashawa
    Major Payne Diaz
    Wilma Butfit
    Bruno Moore
    Ray Vaughn
    Justin Hale
    Jay Walker
    I.C. Brown
    Barack White (or Barry White)

  • Allan

    Pilsbury Maple

  • Chuck

    All my 2K Sports avatars are nicknamed Big Daddy.

  • Chuck

    My oldest son’s sports nickname is Wilma.
    My middle son’s nickname is Billy (his mother and I call him Hulk).
    My youngest’s nickname is Captain Crazy Pants.

  • Cap’n obvious

    Obviously, people call me captain crazy pants all the time.

  • Verncrowe5

    Baseball Star Name = Guinness GlideTV Weather Anchor Name = Tony TallahasseeHippie Name = Lily Weeping WillowMovie Star Name = George GalaxyStripper Name = Nautica PassionfruitExotic Foreign Alias = Dill Weed PanamaRock Star Name = Cutlass Supreme WhitePorn Name = Tasha Poke (Wouldn’t be too bad if I were a woman…)

  • Verncrowe5

    Baseball Star Name = Guinness GlideTV Weather Anchor Name = Tony TallahasseeHippie Name = Lily Weeping WillowMovie Star Name = George GalaxyStripper Name = Nautica PassionfruitExotic Foreign Alias = Dill Weed PanamaRock Star Name = Cutlass Supreme WhitePorn Name = Tasha Poke (Wouldn’t be too bad if I were a woman…)

  • Verncrowe5

    Apparently it doesn’t like my spacing. Not sure how to delete either…

  • Seymour Butts

    BB- Water Boffing
    TV- Freddy French Lick
    Hippie- Saffron Sequoia
    Movie- Robert Blackhole
    Stripper- Magnum Pear
    Alias- Celantro Cozumel
    Rock- Star Edsel Gray
    Porn- Miles Long 

  • Eddie Von White

    You seem way to eager to play this game.

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