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 – Round of 512 – “Sounds Dirty” Region

OK here we go.  This group of polls (the first round in the “Sounds Dirty” region) will close Thursday evening at approximately 11:30 PM Eastern. The letters and numbers prior to each person’s name is NOT a seed.  Its for my clerical purposes only.  Enjoy! (Prior update)

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

Pitchers “Pitching Around” & Catchers “Catching Around”

Last time we listed the pitcher/catcher combos with the most game starts in history.  Now let’s see if some of those same pitchers and catchers were tossing the old ball around with lots of other batterymates. Here are the pitchers who have started games with at least 30 different catchers in their career: PITCHER # … Read more

Glove Will Keep Us Together

Its Valentine’s Day on Tuesday, and what better way for the VORG to celebrate it than to examine the “couples” that have lasted the longest on the diamond. I’m speaking of the batterymates . . . pitchers and catchers.  They have to be able to communicate well, in many different, subtle forms.  The twittering of … Read more

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