Monday, July 18, 2011

For whom the Ellsbury tolls

Nicknames that you can read all about on Baseball Reference but almost certainly never hear or use.
• Jacoby Ellsbury: Tacoby Bellsbury
Apparent origin: In 2007, Ellsbury stole a base during the World Series, winning a free taco for everybody in America who isn’t afraid to eat Taco Bell. A Boston Globe reader named Jeff Dockum submitted the nickname on
Frequency of use in respectable press: Nine instances on LexisNexis, most recently in July 2009."
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(via Jane)

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