Friday, September 7, 2012

New Kids On the Bench (aka, Roster Expansion Giveaway)

Now that we're safely into September, it's time to discuss one of my favorite baseball things, player names.


Each new roster expansion means tons of new players in MLB uniforms. Long-term fans probably remember guys like Chili Davis, Bump Wills, and Biff Pocoroba. More recently, there's this guy.


And this guy.


So who are your favorite fresh-faced freshmen?

WHAT TO DO: Nominate your favorite baseball name from 2012 rookies or September call-ups in the comments. I'll accept nom-de-plume-inations through Sunday and pick five Best New Name winners from all players mentioned.

WHAT YOU WIN: Pre-1980 cards (team of your choice), as selected from my dupes box. Good Lucky Lohrke to all!

14 comments:

Greg Zakwin said...

Didi Gregorius

gcrl said...

brian omogrosso

dude. so gross.

Don said...

Jeurys Familia

buckstorecards said...

Adeiny Hechavarria in Toronto. Not so much for the name, but for a promotion that is done every Saturday at the Dome. A child in the audience gets to introduce the Jays in one inning. They always pause when they reach it, and proceed to butcher it. IF you remember that the first H is silent, you've got a fighting chance on it.

The Angels In Order said...

Rougned Odor

Nick said...

I don't know why, but Cubs' reliever Miguel Socolovich stands out for me.

Talk about a tounge-twister for a last name.

madding said...

Adron Chambers.

night owl said...

Jurickson Profar

Jeff said...

Xavier Avery

Has a nice ring to it.

Robert said...

I posted about it the other day..Brock Holt

The Dimwit said...

CHUCK FICK... praying some poor announcer Ficks up his name!!! Hahaha

Chunter said...

Gee, I'm gonna have to go with Yusmeiro Petit.(6'1" 250). Don't mess with him.

High-Five Man said...

Greg Z. took my first choice, so I'll go with Al Albuquerque.

Mad Guru said...

I have to go with Tanner Scheppers because he makes me think of Tanner Boyle of the Bad News Bears.