Monday, April 07, 2008

Say It Ain't So...Or Mo, Ho, Jo, Lo...

When you think of people with three names, they usually fall into one of two categories: high-profile assassins such as John Wilkes Booth, James Earl Ray, Lee Harvey Oswald, or Mark David Chapman; or tempting Hollywood starlets such as Jennifer Love Hewitt, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Rachel Leigh Cook, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, or Sarah Jessica Parker (oops! good catch...Sarah Jessica Parker isn’t tempting).

Frighteningly, there are signs this annoying trend may be heading for the major leagues. While no current players go by three full names (keep working on that swing, Mark Paul Gosselaar), triple-naming may have found an entry point via the increasingly popular two-letter pseudo-middle name ending in ‘o’.

Which, naturally, gives rise to another poll:

Who is your favorite major leaguer with a 2-letter pseudo-middle name ending in “o”?
Chan "Ho" Park
Jo "Jo" Reyes
Paul "Lo" Duca
Wily "Mo" Pena
Carlos "So" Taguchi
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Steve Sax said...

Paul "Lo" Duca is such a stretch, I love it.

Rob said...

W-i-l-y Mo Peña.

At his age, Lo Duca stretching might cause him to bust something...

Steve Sax said...

Rob: But isn't Paulie effective stretching his wallet at the horse racing tracks?

Orel said...

W-i-l-e E. Coyote.