Sunday night is the series finale of the Emmy award-winning Breaking Bad. To honor this landmark series, the VORG is happy to present this list of MLB player names that can be formed entirely from symbols in the Periodic Table. This should be a fairly complete list . . . we may have missed one or two, we may have included a couple that shouldn’t have qualified . . . there are some cases in which multiple combination of symbols can form the name . . . but there ARE 875 names here!
The last of the 2012 season awards will be handed out Thursday afternoon, as the AL and NL MVPs are announced. Here at the VORG, MVP stands for “Most Voweluable Player”, that being the player in each league with the highest percentage of vowels in their first and last names combined. In the National League, … Read moreThe VORG’s 2012 “Most Voweluable Player” Awards
Due to an intestinal bug suffered by Cole Hamels, the Phillies are giving rookie Tyler Cloyd the start tonight. It’s Cloyd’s big league debut. When I saw the name, I thought of this guy, and apparently so did Andy, of the always-interesting High Heat Stats. Andy tweeted the following: High Heat Stats @HighHeatStats Phillies pitcher … Read moreContracted Player Names
Tomorrow morning, roughly 300 wordy people from at least 41 states and several countries will begin play in the 2012 National Scrabble Championship down in Orlando, Florida. It will take 31 games over five days to determine the winner of the $10,000 top prize. To celebrate this, the VORG is providing you with rules on … Read moreScrabble and Baseball
Sunday night’s matchup between the Mets and Yankees looks to be a good one, as both teams are playing well overall and CC Sabathia opposes the remarkable R.A. Dickey. Of course, the VORG finds the “initials as first names” of the pitchers intriguing. Here are the men with initials for their first names that have … Read moreAll-Initial Matchup Sunday Night
The Kansas City Royals, a preseason sexy pick for most improved team, stumbled quite badly out of the gate this year. A 3-2 record to start devolved into a 3-14 disaster thanks in large part to an 0-10 homestand. They’ve recovered a bit (22-29 as of Saturday evening), but they still possess an unusual home/road … Read moreThere’s No Place Like Road
Another baseball semantics issue to settle. The batter hits a long flyball that hits the pole delineating fair and foul territory. Since the pole is considered to be in fair territory, the batter is declared to have hit a homerun. Yet, most people call this … Read moreLet’s Take a Pole
It was only a couple of weeks ago that we examined the record-setting “one-batter” relievers. Apparently Astros’ manager Brad Mills reads the VORG, as he decided to go and set a one-game record for one-batter relievers last night during Houston’s 4-3 win over the Mets. Mills used five relievers for just one batter apiece, breaking … Read moreNo Relief for Breaking Brad