Thursday, October 25, 2007

Brain Teaser

What uncommon attribute do the following four people share?

16 comments:

Webmeister said...

None of them have ever been in my kitchen.
vr, Xei

Orel said...

Grand slams? (In Britney's case, Denny's Grand Slams.)

Eric Karros said...

Nope...hint: it isn't related to their stats.

Steve Sax said...

extensions? (either in their swing, their contract, or hair)

Delino DeShields said...

With all of them, you know you'll be getting to third base.

Orel said...

Cheeses of the world?

Steve Sax said...

They all have names which work with the insipid three-beat Dodger Stadium cheer (as does Hee-Seop Choi)? Admittedly, "CHASE UT-LEY" is a bit of a stretch.

Eric Karros said...

Last hint(s): you don't have to know anything about baseball to get the answer (so give it a shot, Ned).

And offhand, Scot Shields and Stephen Drew are the only other MLBers I can think of who also fit the bill.

Orel said...

Facial hair?

Eric Karros said...

Answer: their names are complete sentences (properly spelled and conjugated), whether they be present, past, or imperative tense.

Steve Sax said...

Franklin Stubbs!

Orel said...

"Abes vs. Conjugators"

Steve Sax said...

Cap Anson! Ernie Banks! Rollie Fingers! Goose Gossage! Nap Lajoie! Pop Lloyd! Kid Nichols! Bid McPhee! Hack Wilson! Anyone named Jack or Buck!

Orel said...

Heh heh, Goose Gossage.

Damon said...

Orel Hershiser

Orel said...

Damon wins!