Monday, February 9, 2015

Giving Nicknames to Unnamed MLB Moments Part 2 2/9/15

Hey baseball fans!

Today I'm going to continue the topic that I blogged about a couple days ago: giving names to MLB moments that don't have nicknames.

Event #1: Roy Halladay's no-hitter in Game One of the 2010 NLDS against the Reds
My Nickname: Doctober First
Why? In the first postseason start of his career, Roy "Doc" Halladay gave up no hits against the Cincinnati Reds. This no-hitter was the first postseason no-no since Don Larsen's "Perfect Perfect Game." Also, the game was played during October and Doctober sounds really cool.

Event #2: Joe Carter's walk-off, World Series-winning home run in Game Six of the 1993 World Series versus the Phillies
My Nickname: The Canadian Conquerer
Why? This home run hit by Carter in '93 against the Phillies was hit while he was a member of the Toronto Blue Jays, the only Canadian team in the MLB right now. This homer was also the second ever walk-off, World Series-winning home run so, in a way, the bomb "conquered" the opposition. (Yes, the word "conquer" can be used in this way. Look in the dictionary.)

Event #3: Dewayne Wise's perfect game-saving catch for Mark Buehrle and the White Sox on July 23rd, 2009
My Nickname: The Intelligent Play
Why? Gabe Kapler came up in the top of the ninth inning for the Tampa Bay Rays to face Mark Buehrle of the White Sox, who was three outs away from a perfect game. During the at-bat, Kapler hit a long fly ball to deep left center field that looked like it was going to get out of the yard. As soon as the ball was about to reach the seats, Wise jumped up, caught the ball, bobbled it, and eventually secured it to preserve the perfecto. What an intelligent play by Wise? Get it? Because "wise" and "intelligent" are synonyms?

Do you agree with my nicknames? If you have other names for these events, leave your thoughts in the comments section below. Anyway, thanks for reading this post and I hope you enjoyed it. Check back soon for more of "all the buzz on what wuzz."

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