March Moniker Madness – Update #2

A couple of week ago we announced that we were taking suggestions for player names for an NCAA-style pool called “March Moniker Madness“.  We received close to 500 names for 64 slots!

So, we’re going to inflate the pool to 512 entries . . . that’s right each of the four divisions will have 128 names in it!  It will probably take a bit longer to crown a champ, but hey, we’re still seven weeks from Opening Day.

We’ve divvied up the names we’ve already received into the four “regions”, and as you can see below, we’re a bit short in three of them, and a bit overstuffed in the fourth.  So, we’re still looking for some “sounds dirty”, “spelling bee” and “what were mom and dad thinking” entries, while we’ll be paring the “fun to say” category down to 128.

A few reminders:

1) No names of guys who never made the Majors.

2) No Negro Leaguers who never made the Majors.  (We might run another bracket for these gentlemen later)

3) Please please check the spelling of the name prior to submission.

4) Please refer to the player’s “top line” name listed on Baseball Reference to determine the “valid name” for submission.

5) No “nicknames”, unless it has acquired “top line” status on Baseball Reference (i.e. “Goose Gossage” is listed as “Rich Gossage”)

Some of the names that could have qualified for more than one category have been placed in the category with the fewest entrants so far.  Oh, and please note that some names ended up in the “mom/dad” region based on the “uniqueness” of the name in the U.S. in the year 2012. Nothing more.

You still have until Friday to submit entries via a comment here, or a email with the subject line of “Madness” to valueoverreplacementgrit@earthlink.net

March Moniker Madness update #1

Original announcement of March Moniker Madness

Sounds Dirty Fun to Say Spelling Mom/Dad
Antonio Bastardo Felipe Alou Randor Bierd Ambiorix Burgos
Gene Brabender Porfi Altamirano Jonathan Albaladejo Atahualpa Severino
Stubby Clapp Sweetbread Bailey Casper Asbjornson Egyptian Healy
Jim Cockman Al Alburquerque Doug Mientkiewicz Hansel Izquierdo
Dick Cox Duane Below Adam Hyzdu Ewald Pyle
Dick Pole Matt Batts Andy Stankiewicz Ehren Wassermann
Dick Starr Joaquin Andujar Chris Jakubauskas Elih Villanueva
Dickie Noles Foster Castleman Billy Grabarkewitz Heathcliff Slocumb
Dickie Thon Cannonball Titcomb Arquimedez Pozo Callix Crabbe
Charlie Furbush Chicken Hawks Jim Czajkowski Chance Ruffin
Dick Teed Chicken Wolf Gene Stechschulte Brayan Pena
Dick Wantz Chick Shorten Gene Vadeboncoeur Malachi Kittridge
Dick Ward Buttercup Dickerson Craig Smajstrla Merkin Valdez
Doug Fister Ed Hug Jimmy Uchrinscko Amaury Telemaco
Homer Bush Billy Jo Robidoux Bill Wambsganss Jennings Poindexter
Johnny Dickshot Howdy Groskloss Kila Ka’aihue Dooley Womack
Charlie Wacker Bris Lord Kanekoa Texeira Dorsey Riddlemoser
Oral Hildebrand Guy Sturdy Keiichi Yabu Franquelis Osoria
Woodie Held Count Sensenderfer Keith Luuloa Atlee Hammaker
Woody English Grady Sizemore Ken Szotkiewicz Yorvit Torrealba
Woody Upchurch Josh Outman Kent Hrbek Zoilo Versalles
Woody Wagenhorst Chief Bender Marc Rzepczynski Yurendell de Caster
C. Nipple Chief Yellow Horse Monty Pfyl Yuniesky Betancourt
J.J. Putz John Urrea Jarrod Saltalamacchia Wascar Serrano
Fred Woodcock Boots Poffenberger Doug Gwosdz Ugueth Urbina
Ferdie Schupp Mickey Klutts Mark Grudzielanek Travis Ishikawa
Jack Glasscock Mickey Mantle Win Remmerswaal Terrmel Sledge
Ed Head Mickey Morandini Robinzon Diaz Runelvys Hernandez
Chien-Ming Wang Mickey Tettleton Steve Wojciechowski Radhames Dykhoff
Brian Schmack Amos Otis Matt Tuiasosopo Yoel Hernandez
Elmer Sexauer Choo Choo Coleman Ossee Schrecongost Rikkert Faneyte
Jordan Tata Coco Crisp Nate Schierholtz Delino DeShields
Hosea Siner Coco Laboy Lou Schiappacasse Boof Bonser
Hal Woodeshick Buddy Biancalana Dave Wehrmeister Chone Figgins
Joe Stripp Burke Badenhop Brooks Kieschnick Colonel Snover
B.J. Waszgis Con Lucid Bob Zupcic Drungo Hazewood
Heinie Manush Jot Goar Carl Yastrzemski Denard Span
Crazy Schmit Orval Overall Bud Zipfel Emiliano Fruto
Doug McWeeny Fausto Carmona Dolf Luque Elizardo Ramirez
Walt Smallwood Urban Shocker Eli Grba Eppa Rixey
Pete LaCock Tommy Toms Emil Yde Everth Cabrera
Randy Johnson The Only Nolan Fernando Seguignol Favel Wordsworth
Randy Bush Speed Walker Jeff Samardzija Jair Jurrjens
Tony Von Fricken Speed Martin Jerry Ujdur Kimera Bartee
Sterling Hitchcock Razor Shines Joe Kmak Lafayette Henion
R.A. Dickey Randy Ready Frenchy Bordagaray Lastings Milledge
Emil Mailho Mellie Wolfgang Johnny Podgajny Milton Bradley
Don LeJohn Tim Spooneybarger Johnny Van Cuyk Nyls Nyman
George Woodend Pete Weckbecker Joe Zdeb Nyjer Morgan
Eddie Yuhas Ubaldo Jimenez Jim Viox Onix Concepcion
John Wockenfuss Ubaldo Heredia Lance Zawadzki Rivington Bisland
Moe Thacker Ron Rightnowar Doug Waechter Yamid Haad
Nippy Jones Al Kaline Lon Ury Sixto Lezcano
Rip Repulski Chet Lemon Jason Isringhausen Lyman Bostock
Pud Galvin Cookie Rojas Justin Duchscherer Erubiel Durazo
Jeff Manship Buster Posey Harry Vahrenhorst Joba Chamberlain
Homer Smoot Frank Sigafoos Kirk Saarloos Fu-Te Ni
Granny Hamner Ichiro Suzuki Jae Kuk Ryu Oddibe McDowell
Hunky Shaw Memo Luna Les Tietje Marvell Wynne
Hank Schmulbach Ham Wade Lee Viau Rubby De La Rosa
Kosuke Fukudome Pretzels Getzien Harry Hedgpeth Niuman Romero
Lip Pike Ellis Valentine Mark Teixeira U L Washington
Bill Goodenough Homer Bailey Len Swormstedt Quilvio Veras
Rich Hand Homer Summa Peter Zoccolillo Scipio Spinks
Jim Toy Julian Javier Phil Ouellette Sendy Rleal
Nick Swisher John Boccabella Pete Incaviglia So Taguchi
Gene Woodburn High Pockets Kelly Ricky Trlicek Romulo Sanchez
Skip Pitlock Honus Wagner Rich Yett Sterling Slaughter
Rollie Fingers Jorge Fabregas Rick Wrona Osiris Matos
Pi Schwert Oil Can Boyd Matt Skrmetta Huston Street
Milt Wilcox Grover Lowdermilk Tom Yewcic Renyel Pinto
Johnny Watwood Omar Moreno Joel Zumaya Rheal Cormier
Jimmy Gobble Irish Meusel Skip Jutze Quinton McCracken
Shooty Babitt Old Hoss Radbourn Joe Lefebvre Mordecai Brown
Julius Willigrod Grant Balfour Link Wasem Trench Davis
Sleeper Sullivan Rafael Santo Domingo Jose Valdivielso Waldis Joaquin
Rusty Kuntz Pie Traynor Sibby Sisti Yovani Gallardo
Thorny Hawkes Hilly Hathaway Nick Neugebauer Wily Mo Pena
Travis Schlichting Shoeless Joe Jackson Lou Scoffic Wandy Rodriguez
Smead Jolley Germany Schaefer Nick Strincevich Urbano Lugo
Trevor Plouffe Nomar Garciaparra Scott Schoeneweis Vida Blue
Kirby Puckett Laddie Renfroe Red Schoendienst Asdrubal Cabrera
Pokey Reese Shin-Soo Choo Bill Nahorodny Blaise Ilsley
Chippy Gaw Spider Jorgensen Mauro Zarate Biff Pocoroba
Butch Huskey Vinegar Bend Mizell Ron Wotus Arodys Vizcaino
Rupe Toppin Schoolboy Rowe Jay Witasick Adron Chambers
Skip Schumaker Storm Davis Mark Strittmatter Welday Walker
Red Munger Steve Fireovid Blake Tekotte Rance Mulliniks
John Boozer Mookie Wilson Allyn Stout Octavio Dotel
John Misse Dazzy Vance Bob Uecker Garth Iorg
John Vukovich Kiko Calero Archi Cianfrocco Dane Iorg
Johnny Bench Kiko Garcia Ted Wieand Aquilino Lopez
Ad Swigler Jacque Jones Tex Wisterzil Zeke Wrigley
Alan Knicely Lena Styles Luke Hochevar Eugenio Velez
Buck Thrasher Nap Lajoie Yats Wuestling Asa Stratton
Nook Logan Marv Throneberry Whitey Kurowski Esteban Yan
Noodles Hahn Vada Pinson Lino Urdaneta Blas Monaco
Smoky Joe Wood Jim Walewander Tadahito Iguchi
Minnie Minoso Bake McBride Dan Quisenberry
Blue Moon Odom Socks Seybold Vito Valentinetti
Fernando Tatis Tito Fuentes Sandy Valdespino
Enos Slaughter Cesar Cedeno Winston Llenas
Sandy Wihtol Cesar Geronimo Aurelio Monteagudo
Stuffy McInnis Manny Sanguillen Wayne Terwilliger
Pee Wee Reese Boog Powell
Catfish Hunter
Alvaro Espinoza
Chipper Jones
Adam Shabala
Nino Espinosa
Todd Van Poppel
Virgil Trucks
Kiki Cuyler
Yogi Berra
Dixie Walker
Dizzy Dean
Whit Wyatt
Bucky Dent
Satchel Paige
Scottie Slayback
Skipper Friday
Sparky Anderson
Stan Papi
Sugar Cain
Terry Shumpert
Tuffy Rhodes
Tug McGraw
Uke Clanton
Van Mungo
Vance Worley
Wally Pipp
Kaiser Wilhelm
Rube Waddell
Ryan Theriot
Ab Wright
Al Yeargin
Austin Jackson
Babe Ruth
Billy Shindle
Bob Moose
Bobby Wine
By Speece
Cal McLish
Chase d’Arnaud
Chili Davis
Cy Young
Damon Berryhill
Don Demeter
Don Money
Dummy Hoy
Dusty Baker
Dusty Rhodes
Early Wynn
Ed Ott
Emmanuel Burriss
F.P. Santangelo
Fernando Valenzuela
Ferris Fain
Frank Francisco
Franklin Stubbs
George Throop
Gino Cimoli
Gus Triandos
Harmon Killebrew
Ivan de Jesus
Ivan Nova
Jack Fanning
Jake Striker
Jim Panther
Junior Felix
Junior Spivey
Kermit Wahl
Lev Shreve
Marino Salas
Mo Vaughn
Moose Haas
Oscar Gamble
Pablo Sandoval
Phil Coke
Placido Polanco
Prince Fielder
R.J. Swindle
Rabbit Maranville
Rennie Stennett
Danny Tartabull
Carney Lansford
Mark Lemongello

3 thoughts on “March Moniker Madness – Update #2

  1. Some more for you:

    Buck Coats (Mom&Dad)
    Pumpsie Green (sounds dirty)
    Koyie Hill (spelling bee/Mom&Dad)
    Footer Johnson (sounds dirty)
    Frank Killen (sounds dirty)
    Darnell McDonald (Mom&Dad)
    Donzell McDonald (Mom&Dad)
    Oddibe McDowell (Mom&Dad)

    • Some more for you!

      Harry Child (Mom&Dad)
      Harry Cheek (Sounds Dirty)
      Harry Wolfe (Mom&Dad)
      Jimmy Bloodworth (Sounds Dirty)
      Wes Blogg (Sounds Dirty, for those dirty bloggers. With love, Buzz Bissinger)
      Yhency Brazoban (Spelling Bee/Mom&Dad)
      Jewel Ens (Mom&Dad)
      Nathan Eovaldi (Spelling Bee)
      Harvey Haddix (Spelling Bee/Sounds Dirty)
      Al Hrabosky (Spelling Bee)
      Walk Hriniak (Spelling Bee)
      Hernan Iribarren (Spelling Bee)
      Bob Katz (Mom&Dad)
      Lee King (Mom&Dad)
      Queenie O’Rourke (Sounds Dirty)
      Rowland Office (Mom&Dad)
      Diomedes Olivo (Mom&Dad)
      Bob Owchinko (Spelling Bee)
      Bud Weiser (Really, it fits anywhere)

      As for Fun to Say, there are way too many to consider, especially with old-timey nicknames like Steamboat Williams, Rip Vowinkel and Mysterious Walker. Almost worth having its own tournament. But I nominate for replacement consideration:
      Cookie Lavagetto
      Bombo Rivera
      Zaza Harvey
      Peek-A-Boo Veach

      And it’s too bad you aren’t taking managers, because Harry Diddlebock is fun to say AND sounds dirty.

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