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Baseball Player Name of the Week

This week we marvel at…

Brock Bond, currently of the Richmond Flying Squirrels. (That would be the San Francisco Giants EAS affiliate – their logo is an acorn – but does anyone else now have a powerful urge to watch actual flying squirrels play baseball? That would just be adorable).

Honestly, I’m not sure this one should even count as a NotW, because that is the fakest name I’ve ever heard. It’s what a 17-year-old boy would name himself if he went into the Witness Protection Program… either that, or a lost Dirk Diggler character. Still, best of luck to Brock, a Missouri native. He plays second base, reached AAA last year, and appears to have an excellent eye and very solid batting average, though (oddly, given the moniker) no power to speak of.

Categories:  Emma Span  Player Name of the Week  Yankees

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1 seamus   ~  Nov 15, 2010 3:52 pm

I had a house we nicknamed the Flying Squirrel. It was named because of our friends that lived in the roof. I never saw them play baseball. But we did have a guest bed that dangerously close enough to the slanted ceiling that we had to warn guests not to sit up in the middle of the night lest they bang their heads. Anyhow, that warning was followed by noting that the sounds of scraping and scratching just above them in the night should be no cause for concern.

2 Cliff Corcoran   ~  Nov 15, 2010 7:36 pm

I can't believe you chose Brock Bond over his slugging teammate Brandon Belt. Now that's a fake name.

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