A Thanksgiving Tradition

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. C - Pickles Dillhoefer 1B - Catfish Metkovich 2B - Rabbit Warstler SS - Rabbit Maranville 3B - Pie Traynor (Acquired in fantasy-trade from the Pittsburgh Pirates) LF - Peanuts Lowrey CF - Felix Pie RF - Goose Goslin (Acquired in fantasy-trade from the Washington Senators) SP - Steve Trout SP - Noodles Hahn (Acquired in fantasy-trade from the Cincinnati Reds) SP - Doug Bird RP - Goose Gossage RP - Sweetbreads Bailey RP - Ducky Swan (Acquired in fantasy-trade from the Federal League's Kansas City Packers) RP - Rocky Cherry Backup OF Candy Maldonado Ginger Beaumont Turkey Stearns (Acquired in fantasy-trade from the Kansas City Monarchs) Backup MI Bobby Sturgeon Backup Catchers Damon Berryhill Peaches Graham Porky Pawelek Del Rice Manager - 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.)

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Jeff Pico de Gallo (C) Carlos @ Parachat.

How about:

Giovany "Riz" Soto
Scott "Chocolate Ecl" Eyre
Neal "Apri" Cotts
Michael "Liver" Wuertz

mmmmm... Porky Pawelek

Carlos Marmolade

Enos Country Slaughter...

Rice-a-Ronny Cedeno
A Ramen Ramirez

Matt Murton Chops?

"Doughnuts" Hendry

ha ha ha

The coach, the man who combines all the delicious items into a winning lineup card of a meal: Dusty Baker. Just remember not to have too many plates on the table, it might clog up the meal.

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  • Reds pitching meeting tomorrow:

    "Hey coach...maybe we should walk Bryant?"
    "No...keep challenging him with fastballs! What kind of man are you?! The Cubs walked Harper, and look what happened there! They got teased for it, by one of the Nat players! Is that what you want?"

    billybucks 5 hours 48 min ago view
  • How can I get that feature? I think it woudl be a win-win for all involved.

    billybucks 5 hours 52 min ago view
  • Ian Happ is hitting.733 after 5 games at Tennessee. He went into tonight's game hitting .667 -- and went 3-for-3 to raise his average.

    2-for-3, including a bomb, for LaStella at Iowa. Pierce Johnson very bad -- 2IP, 5ER. Pitching prospects not looking so hot -- Underwood has been awful.

    Did Jiminez get hurt? I noticed he came out early yesterday.

    billybucks 6 hours 40 min ago view
  • Contreras keeps hitting/walking like this, and Miggy keep up the poor D and lack of offense - the kid could be the #1 catcher very soon.

    billybucks 6 hours 46 min ago view
  • it doesn't hurt that the Cardinals lose the KC and the Pirates lost too.

    Cubster 6 hours 46 min ago view
  • ...still trying to process what I just saw. From both KB and Jake. Walking Billy Hamilton twice is a cry for help. I think the nudie photos are messing with Jake's head.

    billybucks 6 hours 49 min ago view
  • Hopefully Peralta's time on the Cubs roster will be shorter than R. Soriano's.

    Cubster 7 hours 5 min ago view
  • it took 9 pitches for peralta to give up his 1st cubs homer. neat.

    crunch 7 hours 10 min ago view
  • damn...totally missed that ruben quevedo died on june 7th. he was only 37...heart attack.

    he threw some really horrible games for the cubs in 2000 and followed it up by doing the same for 3 season for the brewers.

    crunch 7 hours 17 min ago view
  • Holy Kris Bryant what?!

    Ryno 7 hours 18 min ago view
  • Hitting 3 HR, 2 doubles in a game. Never been done in mlb history per Len/Bob.

    Cubster 7 hours 30 min ago view
  • walks? this is baseball, not a nature hike. he needs to get his head in the game.

    in my opinion, he would have been better off hitting 2 homers rather than walking twice. /moneyballs

    crunch 7 hours 33 min ago view
  • Rizzo: 2-3, homer, double, 2 walks - meh

    Eric S 7 hours 36 min ago view
  • in other news, the site seems to be eating about 50% of my comments...which is probably a good thing in hindsight.

    Rob G. 7 hours 38 min ago view
  • The Tucker Barnhart reactions after each Kris Bryant HR are kind of priceless.

    Rob G. 7 hours 41 min ago view
  • ...but, he's also good at home runs, too.

    also, rizzo.

    crunch 7 hours 45 min ago view