With the World Series fast approaching and the baseball season coming to a fever pitch, the sports pages are filled with the names of players. Irresistible lists of names. So though I’m far from what anyone would call a dedicated sports fan, I’ve become mesmerized by the rosters of team players’ names. After parsing those of all the major league teams, I have now made my picks of a favorite first name from each–my own personal MVPs. You might like to do the same.
Oh, and a bonus for me–I finally see what’s behind the popularity of the boy’s name Jacoby–probably the last person to know.
Here they are:
GIO Gonzalez – Oakland Athletics
KENDRY Morales – Los Angeles Angels
MICAH Hoffpauir – Chicago Cubs
OCTAVIO Dotel – Chicago White Sox
OMAR Aguilar – Milwaukee Brewers
ORLANDO Cabrera – Minnesota Twins
ROBINZON Diaz – Pittsburgh Pirates
YONDER Alonso – Cincinnati Reds