VORG’s New and Improved Salute to “Breaking Bad”

After we posted our tribute to Breaking Bad over the weekend, friend of the VORG @justarobert wrote a Perl script that generated a cleaner version of the list, ridding some of the names of extraneous letters/symbols and finding some over-looked names.  The VORG thanks Robert for his efforts!

Robert is responsible for the at-bat Twitter bots for players like Yasiel Puig, Yoenis Cespedes, Mike Trout and Bryce Harper.  

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VORG’s Salute to “Breaking Bad”

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!

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Good “Chemistry” in this Clubhouse

When I was in my late teens, I liked Kent Hrbek.  He was a boy playing for his hometown team.  He hit homeruns.  He did interesting things on the field.  He was a good player for a horrendously bad team (at least they were when he joined them in the early 80s).  I liked that … Read moreGood “Chemistry” in this Clubhouse

Periodic Table of Ballplayers

With Monday’s announcement of a new “Platinum Gold Glove” award to be given to the best overall fielder out of the 18 Gold Glove winners, the VORG hereby expresses its concern over the mixing of two different metals in one presentation (Can the “Tungsten Silver Slugger” be far behind?).  Also, the 115 other elements in … Read morePeriodic Table of Ballplayers

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