Category Archives: frivolity

Longest Player Name for each Franchise

Friend of the VORG Doug Kern alerted me to the following: Tampa Bay Rays @RaysBaseball OFFICIAL: #Rays call up left-handed reliever @CJRief, whose 12-letter last name ties Jason Isringhausen for longest in club history. That @CJRief is C.J. Riefenhauser, and … Continue reading

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Heavyweight Pitching Matchups

In Atlanta this evening, 285-pound Bartolo Colon is facing off against 260-pound Aaron Harang.  That got Stuart Johnson thinking, and good friend of the VORG Mark Simon putting out the “bat signal” . . . Stuart Johnson @stujo11 Bartolo Colon … Continue reading

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Scrabble-acceptability of 2014 Opening Day Rosters

With the first full weekend of games upon us, its time for the VORG to once again present the list of Scrabble-acceptable player names on each team’s Opening Day/week roster. The player’s first or last name is deemed “acceptable” if … Continue reading

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Auction Drafts with a Truly International Spin

With Opening Day (stateside) coming up, the last of the fantasy baseball drafts are taking place.  There are many types of drafts to take part in, but perhaps the most challenging is the auction draft.  Well, the VORG wondered if … Continue reading

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The Complete List of “Spoonerized” MLB Names

Last month we introduced the concept of “spoonerized” names.  A “spoonerism” is an error in speech or deliberate play on words in which corresponding consonants, vowels, or morphemes are switched (see metathesis) between two words in a phrase.  Fans of … Continue reading

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The VORG is Rooting for Dean Anna

In the days leading up to, and the weeks after the Robinson Cano deal with the Mariners, the Yankees have seemingly turned over every stone looking for a live body to man second base.  One small move, made primarily for … Continue reading

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The VORG salutes The Oscars

Tonight brings us the Academy Awards, and one of the top nominees for Best Picture is 12 Years A Slave. The VORG celebrates this year’s ceremony by presenting OUR Best Picturetcher Oscar to “12 Years, a Save“, for the pitchers … Continue reading

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