Not as old or celebrated as the Macy's parade, but more entertaining, it's.... it's.... Thanksgiving-Themed Baseball Names!
Re-hashbrowning what we came up with, last year, here's your All-Turkey Team.
The only eligiblity requirements for the team are that the player:
A. has a food-related name
B. at some point played for the Cubs
C. has a food-related name that is so delicious, and plays a position where the Cubs don't have a home-grown alternative, thus requiring an imaginary trade so that we can complete our roster.
- Pickles Dillhoefer
- Catfish Metkovich
- Rabbit Warstler
- Rabbit Maranville
- Pie Traynor
(Acquired in fantasy-trade from the Pittsburgh Pirates)
- Peanuts Lowrey
- Felix Pie
- Goose Goslin
(Acquired in fantasy-trade from the Washington Senators)
- Steve Trout
- Noodles Hahn
(Acquired in fantasy-trade from the Cincinnati Reds)
- Doug Bird
- Goose Gossage
- Sweetbreads Bailey
- Ducky Swan (Acquired in fantasy-trade from the Federal League's Kansas City Packers)
- Rocky Cherry
(Acquired in fantasy-trade from the Kansas City Monarchs)
- Herman Franks
Third Base Coach
- Cookie Rojas
And this is all before factoring in additional fantasy trades for Tim Salmon and Jim Rice, or creative liberties like manager Jim French Frey, Hank Sauer Kraut, or Jeff Pico de Gallo. Several of these names were produced from the comments in the last couple of Thanksgiving threads, anything new to add?
(oh and hi. I'm not dead, yet.)