Category Archives: theme teams

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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The VORG’s All-”Baseketball” Team

With NCAA March Madness underway, let’s put together a team of MLBers who have played Division 1 college basketball: C: Dave Ricketts 1B: Tony Clark, Chuck Connors, Cotton Nash 2B: Danny Ainge, Jackie Robinson SS: Dick Groat OF: Dave Winfield, … Continue reading

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The VORG’s All-Time PTBNL Team

The Dickson Baseball Dictionary describes a “Player to be Named Later” (PTBNL) as: An unnamed player to be delivered at some future date to a team in order to complete a trade.  The assignment must be completed within six months … Continue reading

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Ten Years, No HOF Votes . . . Where is the love? – 2014 Update

After the 2012 Hall of Fame ballot results were announced, I thought it would be cool to take a historical look at those players who were on the standard BBWAA ballot at least once, and didn’t receive even one vote.  I … Continue reading

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Michael Wacha: Is He a Man or a Muppet?

Cardinals rookie hurler Michael Wacha is impressing America through his dominant performance in the playoffs.  He’s also gotten the attention of fans through his last name, which is a homophone of the catch-phrase of Fozzie Bear, a character on The … Continue reading

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The VORG’s “Friday the 13th” Team

We’re coming up to another “Friday the 13th”, and regardless of how you feel regarding the supposed “unluckiness” of that date, there is a pattern to how/when a “Friday the 13th” shows up on the calendar: Any month that starts … Continue reading

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The VORG “Fat Tuesday” team

In honor of today being Fat Tuesday, the VORG presents a team whose players have a Body Mass Index of at least 30, and were born on a Tuesday (in the format: Name, BMI, birthdate) Pitchers: Jumbo Brown 35.9 4/30/1907 Rich Garces … Continue reading

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