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Bofa D's Guide to Minor League Baseball Mascots
After the praise heaped upon us for our Guide to Funny College Mascots, we turned our gaze to minor league baseball. You'll be shocked and amazed at what we found in this two-part expose.

Bofa D's Guide To College Mascots
Many people firmly believe that mascots determine the outcome of games. We take a look at some of the strangest.

Top Ten Baseball Injuries of All Time
Baseball players are known for having strange injuries, but the guys on this list take the cake.

Guide to Making the Top Fantasy Names List
It is easier to hit a Randy Johnson fastball than to make our list. See what goes into making a good fantasy baseball name.

Funny Sports Phrases
If you watch sports, sometimes the announcers say something that can be taken two ways. One way is boring and related to the game. But the other is funny. Confused? Check out this page.

Stewart Mandel Fan Page
By our count, this is the esteemed sports writer's first fan page. See what you've been missing.

Superhero Volleyball
Volleyball is an ok sport. But it is funny when people dress up in superhero costumes and play.

The Legend of Dr. Hoops
The Dr. Hoops pickup basketball commercial perfectly captures rec league games everywhere.

Hilarious Slam Dunks
These two videos are must see TV for basketball fans and haters alike.

Preseason NCAA Basketball All Americans
Stats and skills only go you so far. At the end of the day, you are only as good as your name. And yes, we write about Wayne Chism.

Remember the Montreal Expos?
As baseball returns, this reader generated story regains is relevance to today's society.

Baseball Nut Shot
The name says it all. Watch this video!



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Top Ten Fantasy Baseball Players' Names

Fantasy Baseball is a fun way to enjoy America's pastime. But, unless you are a genius, your team will probably end up sucking. That is, unless you follow our guide, freshly revised to reflect this year's fantasy baseball draft. Will they help you win? Probably not. But you'll have more fun talking about your players if they have funny names!

See Our Guide to Making the List

1. Justin Porneau
2. Boof Bonser
3. Adam Dunnalingus
4. Kosuke Fukudome
5. Scrodalis Perez
6. Wily Scro Penis
7. Casey Krotchman
8. Latrine Hawkins
9. Placenta Polanco
10. Albert "put it in the" Pujols

Honorable Mention

B.J. Ryan
David Bush
Kerry Wood
J.J. Putz
Richie Sexson
Chien Ming Wang
Woody Williams
Any player named Johnson: This includes "The Big Unit" Randy Johnson, Reed Johnson, and Dan Johnson.
Ani-balls Sanchez
Mark Bellhorny
Kurt Ainsworth
Neal Scrotts
Luke Scrot
Any pitcher named Walker: The name itself isn't funny. But isn't it ironic to be a pitcher named walk-er?

The Next Generation

Brian Bocock
Radhames Liz
Jarrod Saltalamacchia: His teammates call him "Salty." Salty Nuuuuuuuuuts!
Antonio Bastardo
Jon Coutlangus
Kevin Slowey: A pitcher named Slowey doesn't exactly inspire confidence in his fastball.
Eddie Bonine
Wilfrido Pujols
Kengshill Pujols (See Why Poor Kengshill Didn't Make The List)

Hall of Fame

Gaylord Perry
Jimmy H. Aynes
Jeff Scronine



Watch Out For Your Virgina

Ever wonder why no one ever pays attention to the NIT? West Virginia won, and look at their shirts. Since BoFans can't spell, I'll give you a hint, it involves spelling. Talking about your virgina may not get you on ESPN, but it will get the attention of Bofa Ds!


Bofa D's Athlete Hall of Fame

Every sport has a Hall of Fame: The place where the best of the best are recognized. But what about the rest of the players, players whose sheer mediocrity bring joy to legions of fans.  The "big time" media may overlook these players, but here at Bofa D's, we celebrate the little guy, the forgotten players who toil through an unremarkable career and only get millions of dollars in return.  Without further ado, here is the Bofa D's Hall of Fame.

1. Ira Newble (NBA): Although he isn't even the best Miami University alum (that would be Ron Harper or Wally Sczerbiak or Devin Davis the guy with dreadlocks), this guy represents everything we believe in.  First, his name is fun to say.  Second, even though he'll never be confiused with a really good basketball player, he now gets paid millions of dollars to watch LeBron James play from the best seats in the house - the bench.

2. Evan Eschmeyer (NBA): The greatest Northwestern basketball player of all time.  He should be lauded for geting a huge guaranteed NBA contract before getting hurt and never really playing that much.

3. Boniface Ndong (NBA): Any name with Bone I face and Dong in it deserves a spot in the Hall of Fame.

4. Chris Sabo (MLB): This Reds third baseman had the coolest goggles of all time.

5. Brett Basanez (NFL): Not only did this quarterback go to Northwestern, but his last name is Bas-anus.

6. Jay Fiedler (NFL): Jay Fielder is the greatest Jewish Ivy League quarterback ever.

7. Too Cool (WWF): This wrestling tag team was short lived.  But their names were Scotty Too Hotty and Grand Master Sexay.  And they did the worm.  If you don't believe these guys were awesome, take a look at their picture.

8. John Kruk (MLB): There are almost too many reasons to like this guy to list.  First he was fat. Second, he had testicular cancer.  Third, in his final game, he got a hit, which put him at .300 for his career.  So, he took himself out of the game.  That took balls, no pun intended.

9. Ricky Williams (NFL): This guy chose to smoke weed rather than play in the NFL.  Until he found out he had to pay his signing bonus back.  Then he decided he wanted to play again.  Until he apparently changed his mind, because he tested positive again and got hit with a yearlong suspension.  Then he tried to play in the Canadian Football League, but he broke his arm in his first game.  Seriously, if I wasn't a Dolphins' fan, I'd think this stuff is hilarious.

10. Greg Zaun and Greg Myers (MLB): One year in fantasy baseball, my starting catcher got hurt. That has to be the hardest spot to fill on a roster.  I turned to Greg Myers, who had the best year of his career.  The next year, I again was cursed with an injured catcher.  I turned to another Toronto catcher named Greg.  Greg Zaun proved once again that Toronto catchers named Greg are awesome when picked up as injury replacements for my fantasy baseball team.  Honorable mention goes to Corky Miller.  He never did anything, but he was on my team, and his name was Corky.

11. Kurt Rambis: This one needs no explanation. He is the original Rambis.