Baseball is my favorite sport. It’s my favorite sport to watch and my favorite to play. And one thing I love about baseball is some players’ names. There’s nothing like a guy whose name just sounds like he should play baseball out of the womb. Take Hank Aaron for example, HANK AARON. Just sounds like a baseball player. How bout JOHNNY BENCH. If you didn’t know who he was and I asked you, I bet you’d say, “Oh with a name like that, he sounds like he played professional baseball.” And you’d be right! But every once in a while you see a guy playing in the Majors who just does not sound like a baseball player. What their actual career should be is another question. Last night we were introduced to yet another, Worst Name in Baseball (WNIB) Nominee: Michael Foltynewicz. Ya good luck pronouncing that. Remy struggled with it and he and DO had a good laugh (What else is new). I usually don’t like including guys who have a normal first name like this, but there’s absolutely no looking past that last name of his. “Folty” literally just made his Major League debut this month, and what makes this even worse is that he got lit up by the Sox. Poor guy was giving up base hits left and right. So to my point, with a name like that, clearly he is the wrong profession.
Worst Name in Baseball Nominees:
- Michael Foltynewicz (Astros)
- Jaff Decker (Pirates)
- Tuffy Gosewich (Diamondbacks)
- Sam Fuld (Athletics)