A few weeks ago, I had a post, asking readers to send me their ideas for a baseball-themed baby names.
To recap, Mike Saeger, the radio voice of the 66ers since 1995, will be a dad for the first time in the next few months. His wife, J’leen, is pregnant with the couple’s first child. Both are big Dodgers and baseball fans and are interested in finding a suitable baseball-related name for their child.
I got two people nominating names: One person, Robert Reeves, suggested Robinson Koufax Saeger. “Obviously after two of the greatest Dodgers ever.”
Then, Gail Lindsay had several suggestion. For a boy, she had: Grand Slam, Mitt Hurler, Jack Looper, Chase Striker. For a girl, her ideas were: Diamond Lace, Diamond Pearl, Pearl Lace.
In my last posting, I said that J’leen had four stadium names as possible first names: Shea, Ebbets, Camden and Wrigley. As I recall, Mike is OK with Shea and Camden, not OK with Ebbets or Wrigley. He’s more concerned with potential nicknames for his son or daughter rather than historical significance. Apparently he doesn’t want his kid called Wriggle or Ebby by classmates. Where are his priorities? Just kidding.
I’m not a Dodger fan, but I thought Drysdale (as in Don) would make a cool first name. Gibson (as in Kirk), wouldn’t be too bad either. Or combine them: Drysdale Gibson Saeger has a nice ring to it. Then there’s every 1980s Dodger fan’s dream: to combine the names of 1988 Cy Young winner Orel Hershiser and 1982 Rookie of the Year Steve Sax. You know what I’m talking about.
Of course, not for your own kid.
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