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    Anything Goes Roster Game

    I will give a theme for a 20-man roster. After providing two players, the next person must provide three players who follow the theme until it is complete. Copy and paste the roster in your post, bolding the three players you contribute. Only rule (besides following the themes): you can't contribute in consecutive posts. I'll start with an easier one I've done before:

    Global Internationals (players must have a country or nationality in their name or one of their nicknames)
    C-
    1B-
    2B-
    3B-
    SS- Honus Wagner (The Flying Dutchman)
    LF-
    CF-
    RF-
    DH-

    BN-
    BN-
    BN-

    SP- Juan Marichal (The Dominican Dandy)
    SP-
    SP-
    SP-

    RP-
    RP-
    RP-
    CP-
    "Allen Sutton Sothoron pitched his initials off today."--1920s article

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ben Grimm View Post
    C- Charlie Silvera ("Swede")
    1B- Charles Comiskey [The Old Roman]
    2B- Germany Schaefer
    3B- Frank Brazill
    SS- Honus Wagner (The Flying Dutchman)
    LF- Lou Novikoff "The Mad Russian"
    CF- Adolfo Phillips (The Panamanian Flash)
    RF- Jeff Francoeur (Frenchy)
    DH- Kevin Youklis (Greek God of Walks)

    BN-Woody English
    BN- Bob Johnson (Indian Bob)
    BN- Irish Meusel

    SP- Juan Marichal (The Dominican Dandy)
    SP- Dutch Leonard
    SP- Larry French
    SP- Mark Portugal

    RP- Al Hrbosky (The Mad Hungarian)
    RP- Aroldis Chapman (The Cuban Missile)
    RP- Turk Lown
    CP- Armando German Benitez
    This team might not be half bad.

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    Could add a HOFer in Turkey Stearnes as well as a 5th starter in Juan Roman Pizarro.
    "Chuckie doesn't take on 2-0. Chuckie's hackin'." - Chuck Carr two days prior to being released by the Milwaukee Brewers

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    And another OF with Alex Israel Rios. Why not toss Derek Holland on the staff, with Al Holland and Bill Holland Caudill both in the pen!
    "It ain't braggin' if you can do it!" Dizzy Dean

    "I sure was having a picnic with Frisch. You oughta seen the fellows in the clubhouse when I was puttin' him on. They was duckin' behind posts, tryin' to keep Frank from seein' how they was laughin', an' I had a time keepin' a straight face myself. I hope Frank manages the Cardinals forever. I sure love to drive that Dutchman nuts!" Dizzy Dean

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    Good job, fellas. New one for ya:

    Rainbow Prisms (players with a color in their name/nickname)
    C-
    1B- Hank Greenberg
    2B-
    3B-
    SS-
    LF-
    CF-
    RF-
    DH-

    BN-
    BN-
    BN-

    SP- Three Finger Brown
    SP-
    SP-
    SP-

    RP-
    RP-
    RP-
    CP-
    "Allen Sutton Sothoron pitched his initials off today."--1920s article

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ben Grimm View Post
    C - Mickey "Black Mike" Cochrane never heard the nickname, but I read it on the internet, so it must be true
    1B- Hank Greenberg
    2B- Red Schoendienst
    3B- Pinky Higgins
    SS- Al "Blackie" Dark (does he count twice? :-) )
    LF- Roy White
    CF- Eric (The Red) Davis
    RF- Shawn Green
    DH- Tris Speaker (The Grey Eagle)

    BN- Lu Blue (he has to be on here someplace)
    BN- Rusty Staub (Le Grand Orange) - another double-dip
    BN- Frank White

    SP- Three Finger Brown
    SP- Whitey Ford
    SP- Vida Blue
    SP- Red Faber

    RP- Bud Black--could be made a starter if one wishes
    RP- Jimmy Lavender
    RP- Joe Black
    CP-Jose Valverde
    Only missing a closer...Valverde may be tenuous but verde means green in both Italian and Spanish.
    RIP - HGF [1937-2009]

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    I'll go with the suggestion I sent Tyrus by PM...

    The All-food team (if you come up with a clever name, by all means do so)

    C-
    1B-
    2B-
    3B- Pie Traynor
    SS-
    LF-
    CF-
    RF-
    DH-

    BN- Cookie Lavagetto
    BN-
    BN-

    SP-
    SP-
    SP-
    SP-

    RP-
    RP-
    RP-
    CP-
    RIP - HGF [1937-2009]

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    Let me know if Pasucal is a poor choice.

    C- Mickey Tettleton (Fruit Loops)
    1B- Lou Gehrig (Biscuit Pants)
    2B- Cookie Rojas
    3B- Pie Traynor
    SS- Jimmy Rollins (J-Roll)
    LF- Joe "Ducky" Medwick
    CF- Ty Cobb (The Georgia Peach)
    RF- Rob Deer
    DH- Chipper Jones

    BN- Cookie Lavagetto
    BN- Jim Rice
    BN- Darryl Strawberry

    SP- Jim Palmer (Cakes)
    SP- Catfish Hunter
    SP- Mudcat Grant
    SP- Noodles Hahn

    RP- Bill Campbell (Soup)
    RP- Dave "Spaghetti" Righetti
    RP- Camillo Pascual (Little Potato)
    CP- Goose Gossage
    "Allen Sutton Sothoron pitched his initials off today."--1920s article

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    Here's a new theme, but please feel free to at any time go back to old ones.

    Wild Kingdom Mammalias (players whose names/nicknames involve a nonhuman mammal)

    C-
    1B- Lou Gehrig (Iron Horse)
    2B-
    3B-
    SS-
    LF-
    CF-
    RF-
    DH- Adam Dunn (Big Donkey)

    BN-
    BN-
    BN-

    SP-
    SP-
    SP-
    SP-

    RP-
    RP-
    RP-
    CP-
    "Allen Sutton Sothoron pitched his initials off today."--1920s article

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    C- Harry Danning (The Horse)
    1B- Lou Gehrig (Iron Horse)
    2B- Ryne Sandberg (Rhino)
    3B- Don Hoak (Tiger)
    SS- Rabbit Maranville
    LF- Greg Luzinski (The Bull)
    CF- Duke Snider (The Silver Fox)
    RF- Rob Deer
    DH- Adam Dunn (Big Donkey)

    BN- Lance Johnson (One Dog)
    BN- Andres Galarraga (Big Cat)
    BN- Moose Skowron

    SP- Harry Brecheen (The Cat)
    SP- Orel Hershiser (Bulldog)
    SP- Mike Moose Mussina
    SP- Hippo Vaughn
    RP- Randy Wolf
    RP- Greg Maddux (Mad Dog)
    RP- Clark Griffith (The Old Fox)
    CP- Mike The Big Bear Garcia

    With apologies to Moose Haas... maybe next time.
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    Birds/fish is good, I'll do that next. First I'd like to do this one

    Pristine Professionals (Players whose names/nicknames include some sort of job/profession)

    C-
    1B-
    2B-
    3B-
    SS-
    LF- Jim O'Rourke (Orator Jim)
    CF-
    RF-
    DH-

    BN-
    BN-
    BN-

    SP- Greg Maddux (The Professor)
    SP-
    SP-
    SP-
    SP-

    RP-
    RP-
    RP-
    CP-
    "Allen Sutton Sothoron pitched his initials off today."--1920s article

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    C-Damien Miller
    1B- Sean Casey (The Mayor)
    2B- Tony Taylor
    3B- Frank Baker
    SS- Ozzie Smith
    LF- Jim O'Rourke (Orator Jim)
    CF- Garry Maddox (Secretary of Defense)
    RF- Hunter Pence
    DH- Frank Howard (The Capitol Punisher)

    BN- Dusty Baker
    BN- Josh Bard
    BN- Brett Butler

    SP- Greg Maddux (The Professor)
    SP- Mordecai Brown (Miner)
    SP- Roy Halladay (Doc)
    SP- Dwight Gooden (Doc)
    SP- Sal Maglie (The Barber)

    RP- Dennis Cook
    RP- Preacher Roe
    RP- Dennis Martinez (El Presidente)
    CP- Johnny Murphy (Fireman)
    "It ain't braggin' if you can do it!" Dizzy Dean

    "I sure was having a picnic with Frisch. You oughta seen the fellows in the clubhouse when I was puttin' him on. They was duckin' behind posts, tryin' to keep Frank from seein' how they was laughin', an' I had a time keepin' a straight face myself. I hope Frank manages the Cardinals forever. I sure love to drive that Dutchman nuts!" Dizzy Dean

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    As promised

    Lakeside Featherfins (players whose names/nicknames include a bird or fish)

    C-
    1B-
    2B-
    3B-
    SS-
    LF-
    CF- Tris Speaker (The Grey Eagle)
    RF-
    DH-

    BN-
    BN-
    BN-

    SP-
    SP-
    SP-
    SP-
    SP-

    RP-
    RP-
    RP-
    CP- Goose Gossage
    "Allen Sutton Sothoron pitched his initials off today."--1920s article

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    C- Birdie Tebbetts
    1B-Sid Bream
    2B- Johnny Evers (Crab)
    3B- Ron Cey (Penguin)
    SS- Marty Marion (Octopus)
    LF- Goose Goslin
    CF- Tris Speaker (The Grey Eagle)
    RF- Tim Salmon
    DH- Andre Dawson (Hawk)

    BN- Kevin Bass
    BN- Jake Beckley (Eagle Eye)
    BN- Ken Harrelson (Hawk)

    SP- Robin Roberts
    SP- Chris Carpenter (Carp)
    SP- Catfish Hunter
    SP- Mark Fidrych (The Bird)
    SP- Dizzy Trout

    RP- Aaron Crow
    RP- Doug Bird
    RP- Jeff Samardzija (Shark)
    CP- Goose Gossage

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    Another good one, folks. Here's another to keep us entertained. I'll put Jimmie in right

    Local Housewarmers (players whose names/nicknames contain an things around the house/everyday household items)

    C-
    1B-
    2B-
    3B-
    SS-
    LF-
    CF- Mickey Mantle
    RF- Jim Wynn (The Toy Cannon)
    DH-

    BN-
    BN-
    BN-

    SP-
    SP-
    SP-
    SP-
    SP-

    RP-
    RP-
    RP-
    CP-
    "Allen Sutton Sothoron pitched his initials off today."--1920s article

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    C- Johnny Bench
    1B- Matt Stairs
    2B- Cupid Childs or Eddie Mayo if 'Childs' doesn't make the cut
    3B- Brooks Robinson (Vacuum Cleaner)
    SS- Specs Toporcer
    LF-Shotgun Shuba
    CF- Mickey Mantle
    RF- Jim Wynn (The Toy Cannon)
    DH- Carl Furillo (The Reading Rifle)

    BN-Neal Ball
    BN- George Gore (Piano Legs)
    BN- Buddy Bell

    SP- Satchel Paige
    SP- Oil Can Boyd
    SP- Tommy John
    SP-Icebox Chamberlain
    SP- Ben Sheets

    RP-John Rocker
    RP-Rags Faircloth
    RP-Dennis Lamp
    CP-Dick Hall
    "Chuckie doesn't take on 2-0. Chuckie's hackin'." - Chuck Carr two days prior to being released by the Milwaukee Brewers

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    Majestic Royals (players whose names/nicknames involve some sort of royalty or leadership title)

    C-
    1B- Hal Chase (Prince Hal)
    2B-
    3B- Ray Knight
    SS-
    LF-
    CF- Duke Snider
    RF- Babe Ruth (Sultan of Swat)
    DH-

    BN- Rex Hudler
    BN-
    BN-

    SP-
    SP-
    SP-
    SP-
    SP-

    RP- Mel Queen
    RP- Ray King
    RP-
    CP-
    Last edited by Herr28; 01-15-2013 at 07:28 AM. Reason: Filihok posted while I was working on it!
    "It ain't braggin' if you can do it!" Dizzy Dean

    "I sure was having a picnic with Frisch. You oughta seen the fellows in the clubhouse when I was puttin' him on. They was duckin' behind posts, tryin' to keep Frank from seein' how they was laughin', an' I had a time keepin' a straight face myself. I hope Frank manages the Cardinals forever. I sure love to drive that Dutchman nuts!" Dizzy Dean

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    C- King Kelly
    1B- Hal Chase (Prince Hal)
    2B- Rogers Hornsby (Rajah)
    3B- Ray Knight
    SS- "Bucky" Russell Earl Dent
    LF- Rusty Greer (Red Baron)
    CF- Duke Snider
    RF- Babe Ruth (Sultan of Swat)
    DH-Prince Fielder

    BN- Rex Hudler
    BN- Earl Averill
    BN- Jeff King

    SP- Felix Hernandez (King Felix)
    SP- Hal Newhauser (Prince)
    SP- Herb Pennock (Knight of Kennett Square)
    SP- Carl Hubbell (King Carl)
    SP- Silver King

    RP- Mel Queen
    RP- Ray King
    RP- Kaiser Wilhelm
    CP- Jason Marquis
    "Allen Sutton Sothoron pitched his initials off today."--1920s article

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    Here's an interesting one. Use your discretion for who is and isn't "well-known."

    Copyfake Dopplegangers (players whose names/nicknames are shared by another well-known, non-baseball person)


    C-
    1B-
    2B-
    3B-
    SS-
    LF- Joe Jackson (also a musician)
    CF-
    RF- Eddie Murphy (also an actor/comedian)
    DH-

    BN- Jim O'Rourke (also a musician)
    BN-
    BN-

    SP- Grover Cleveland Alexander (also a president)
    SP-
    SP-
    SP-
    SP-

    RP- Michael Jackson (also a musician)
    RP-
    RP-
    CP-
    Last edited by Tyrus4189Cobb; 01-15-2013 at 06:05 PM.
    "Allen Sutton Sothoron pitched his initials off today."--1920s article

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    C- Billy Sullivan (also Boston Patriots initial owner)
    1B- Corey Hart (also country singer. What's sort of interesting is that their talent level seems about the same.)
    2B- Johnny Ray (also singer and actor)
    3B- John (Chris) Brown (Abolitionist)
    SS- Bill Russell (also basketball player)
    LF- Joe Jackson (also a musician)
    CF- "Steve" Brodie (also a famous Brooklyn Bridge leap survivor claimant (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_B...bridge_jumper)), and, I find, actor.)
    RF- Eddie Murphy (also an actor/comedian)
    DH- George Scott (Actor)

    BN- Jim O'Rourke (also a musician)
    BN- Bobby Brown (some type of entertainer or so, I guess)
    BN- Tom Jones (Singer)

    SP- Grover Cleveland Alexander (also a president)
    SP- Bill Lee (also a bass player and Spike Lee's dad. (also a pretty good pitcher for the Cubs))
    SP- Kaiser Wilhelm (German Kaiser Wilhelm II)
    SP- General Crowder (US Army general)
    SP- Kenny Rogers (musician)

    RP- Benjamin Harrison Taylor (23rd President Benjamin Harrison)
    RP- Eddie Fisher (also a singer]
    RP- Theodore Roosevelt Lilly (26th President Teddy Roosevelt)
    CP- Michael Jackson (also a musician)

    Also moved Jackson down to the closer role.
    Last edited by Herr28; 01-17-2013 at 07:52 AM.
    "It ain't braggin' if you can do it!" Dizzy Dean

    "I sure was having a picnic with Frisch. You oughta seen the fellows in the clubhouse when I was puttin' him on. They was duckin' behind posts, tryin' to keep Frank from seein' how they was laughin', an' I had a time keepin' a straight face myself. I hope Frank manages the Cardinals forever. I sure love to drive that Dutchman nuts!" Dizzy Dean

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    I consider myself well-read, but I've never excelled at identifying parts of speech. Hopefully you guys are better

    Action League Locomotions (players whose names/nicknames contain a verb or doable action)

    C-
    1B- Hank Greenberg (Hammerin' Hank)
    2B-
    3B-
    SS-
    LF-
    CF-
    RF- Hank Aaron (Hammerin' Hank)
    DH-

    BN-
    BN-
    BN-

    SP-
    SP-
    SP-
    SP-
    SP-

    RP-
    RP-
    RP-
    CP-
    "Allen Sutton Sothoron pitched his initials off today."--1920s article

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    C- Walker Cooper
    1B- Hank Greenberg (Hammerin' Hank)
    2B- Chase Utley
    3B- Jumping Joe Dugan
    SS- Honus Wagner (The Flying Dutchman)
    LF- Rickey Henderson (Man of Steal)
    CF- Sliding Billy Hamilton
    RF- Hank Aaron (Hammerin' Hank)
    DH- Oscar Gamble

    BN- Willie McCovey (Stretch)
    BN- Billy Williams (Sweet Swingin' Billy from Whistler)
    BN- Ron Hunt

    SP- Roger Clemens (Rocket)
    SP- Cliff Walker Lee
    SP- Billy Pierce
    SP- Bob Walk
    SP- Bill Singer (The Singer Throwing Machine)

    RP- Jimmy Gobble
    RP- Tug McGraw
    RP- Hugh Mulcahy (Losing Pitcher)
    CP- Tom Gordon (Flash)
    Last edited by Herr28; 01-20-2013 at 08:43 AM. Reason: Added Lee
    "It ain't braggin' if you can do it!" Dizzy Dean

    "I sure was having a picnic with Frisch. You oughta seen the fellows in the clubhouse when I was puttin' him on. They was duckin' behind posts, tryin' to keep Frank from seein' how they was laughin', an' I had a time keepin' a straight face myself. I hope Frank manages the Cardinals forever. I sure love to drive that Dutchman nuts!" Dizzy Dean

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    I'm glad initiative was taken. Feel free to submit your own themes, guys. They also don't have relate to player names. Here's a new one, with the speedy, fleet-footed Waner being moved to center

    Midcountry Sizers (players whose names involve size adjectives)

    C-
    1B-
    2B-
    3B-
    SS-
    LF-
    CF- Paul Waner (Big Poison)
    RF- Wee Willie Keeler
    DH-

    BN- Roy Smalley (utility infielder)
    BN-
    BN-

    SP-
    SP-
    SP-
    SP-
    SP-

    RP-
    RP-
    RP-
    CP-
    "Allen Sutton Sothoron pitched his initials off today."--1920s article

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    C- Lance Parrish (Big Wheel)
    1B- Willie McCovey (Stretch)
    2B-
    3B-
    SS-
    LF- Lance Berkman (Big Puma)
    CF- Paul Waner (Big Poison)
    RF- Wee Willie Keeler
    DH- Johnny Mize (Big Cat)

    BN- Roy Smalley (utility infielder)
    BN- Rusty Staub (Le Grand Orange)
    BN- DeWitt Smallwood

    SP- Randy Johnson (Big Unit)
    SP- Walter Johnson (Big Train)
    SP- Christy Mathewson (Big Six)
    SP- Carlos Zambrano (Big Z)
    SP- Don Drysdale (Big D)

    RP-
    RP-
    RP-
    CP- Jose Valverde (Papa Grande)
    "It ain't braggin' if you can do it!" Dizzy Dean

    "I sure was having a picnic with Frisch. You oughta seen the fellows in the clubhouse when I was puttin' him on. They was duckin' behind posts, tryin' to keep Frank from seein' how they was laughin', an' I had a time keepin' a straight face myself. I hope Frank manages the Cardinals forever. I sure love to drive that Dutchman nuts!" Dizzy Dean

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    C-
    1B- Johnny Mize (Big Cat)
    2B-
    3B-
    SS-
    LF-
    CF- Paul Waner (Big Poison)
    RF- Wee Willie Keeler
    DH- Frank Thomas (Big Hurt)

    BN- Roy Smalley (utility infielder)
    BN- Rusty Staub (Le Grand Orange)
    BN- DeWitt Smallwood

    SP- Randy Johnson (Big Unit)
    SP- Walter Johnson (Big Train)
    SP- Christy Mathewson (Big Six)
    SP- Carlos Zambrano (Big Z)
    SP- Andy Pettitte

    RP-
    RP-
    RP- Tiny Bonham
    CP- Jose Valverde (Papa Grande)
    "Allen Sutton Sothoron pitched his initials off today."--1920s article

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