We’re excited about the start of the new season, so this week we bring you all things baseball. Like memorable movie quotes, a ballpark video game, origins of team names and a boy who became a legendary villain. We also remember Hall-of-Famer Jim “Catfish” Hunter who would be 67.
What’s in a Nickname? The Origins of All 30 MLB Team Names
And keeping with team monikers, Mental Floss (@mental_floss) brings us the origins of all 30 Major League Baseball team names.
The 5 Ballsiest Ways Fans Have Affected the Outcome of Games
Yes. We remember #4 on this list. Twelve-year-old Jeffrey Maier became an instant villain when he helped send the Yankees to the 1996 World Series. Mike Johansson (@mikejny), what happened to the guy who actually caught the ball? (Editor’s note: we have subsequently removed the live link to this feature after being advised that Google has listed the site as suspect for malware. The feature is located at: http://www.cracked.com/article_20333_the-5-ballsiest-ways-fans-have-affected-outcome-games.html if you choose to visit the site at your own risk.)
Video of the Week
David Letterman’s Top 10 Signs Your Baseball Team Isn’t Ready for the Season. (April 01, 2013)
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