March Moniker Madness – Rd. of 512 – “What Were Mom and Dad Thinking” Region – Part 1

Here is Part 1 of the final Round 1 group in March Moniker Madness, the “Mom and Dad” region*.  After some feedback, we decided to break this group into two parts, so voters don’t need to spend so long looking at names in a single post.  Part 2 of this group will go up in … Read more

March Moniker Madness – “Sounds Dirty” Region – Round of 512 Results

Results of the Round of 512 in the “Sounds Dirty” region are now final.  The 32 winners move into the round of 256 next week.  Here are the final tallies: SD-40 Dickie Thon (73%, 56 Votes) SD-39 Dickie Noles (27%, 21 Votes) Total Voters: 77 SD-17 Butch Huskey (88%, 66 Votes) SD-16 Butch Edge (12%, … Read more

March Moniker Madness – Round of 512 – “Fun to Say” Region

So as the first round of the “Sounds Dirty” region winds down (you have until 11:30 PM Eastern Thursday evening to vote), let’s offer up first round matchups in the “Fun to Say” division.  Voting in this region will be open through 8:00 PM Eastern Sunday evening.  Once again, the letter and numbers to the … Read more

March Moniker Madness Field is Set

After poring over at least 600 names via e-mail/comments and scouring the Lahman database, the field of 512 (!) names is set for the “March Moniker Madness”. Some comments before we get started: The four regions (each 128 names) are: “Sounds Dirty”, “Fun to Say”, “Spelling Bee” and “What were Mom and Dad thinking?”.  Some … Read more

Cancer Can’t Kill my Love of the Game

(Note: Some of this originally appeared in my piece in the “Lasting Yankee Stadium Memories” anthology) My parents were divorced in 1965, when I was two years old.  In the prior couple of years, my father had begun exhibiting signs of mental illness, and my mother, knee-deep in her own issues with a child (me) … Read more