Category Archives: frivolity

Drop a Letter and You Still Have a Name

Andy, owner of the terrific High Heat Stats and friend of the VORG, asked the following question this afternoon: High Heat Stats MLB @HighHeatStats Oswaldo Arcia makes me wonder how many MLB players have a surname the same as another, … Continue reading

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The 2014 All-Star Game Lineups, Anagrammed

By now you know the starting lineups and their affiliations for both teams in the All-Star Game. The VORG is proud to present them here, in anagram form: NATIONAL LEAGUE Andrew McCutchen, Pirates – Screw dirt-cheap, mean cunt. Yasiel Puig, … Continue reading

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“Presidential” Pitching Matchups

Friend of the VORG Mike Gianella pointed out the following Saturday: ‏@MikeGianella Just noticed it is a battle of 19th Century Presidents in Philadelphia today. Indeed, Edwin Jackson was facing David Buchanan, calling to mind presidents Andrew Jackson and James Buchanan.  … Continue reading

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Days of Wine and Pete Roses

The Yankees apparently have joined a select number of teams with their own line of wines. Catch this snappy ad copy! New York Yankees™  Reserve 2013 Finger Lakes Dry Riesling Be it stickball on the streets of Brooklyn, or the … Continue reading

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The VORG’s “Beige Whale”: Longest Name Chain

“The White Whale swam before him as the monomaniac incarnation of all those malicious agencies which some deep men feel eating in them, till they are left living on with half a heart and half a lung”  – Moby Dick, … Continue reading

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The VORG Honors “Victoria Day”

This Monday is Victoria Day.   Victoria Day is a Canadian statutory holiday celebrated on the Monday preceding May 25 in every province and territory. It honors Queen Victoria’s birthday. In Quebec this holiday is called “National Patriotes Day” (Journée nationale des … Continue reading

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Players with Same First/Last Letter in First/Last Name

Another day, another question via the wonderful world of Twitter: Neal Kendrick @neal_kendrick Tough name question relating to Oswaldo Arcia. Other players with both first and last name starting and ending with same letter. Jon Roegele @MLBPlayerAnalys @neal_kendrick David Aardsma … Continue reading

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