Trivia: Where did the Brooklyn Dodgers get their name?

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    Jan 26, 2008 11:31 PM GMT
    Obviously not the Brooklyn part, I mean the Dodgers.
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    Jan 27, 2008 12:08 AM GMT
    I had to look the answer up, so I wont post what I found. I wanna see if any baseball buffs know the answer. But it is "cute."

    Thanks for posting the question. ... icon_biggrin.gif

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    Jan 27, 2008 1:04 AM GMT
    They were "Dodgeball" Champs and decided to upgrade their sport?
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    Jan 27, 2008 1:13 AM GMT
    Well, back in the olden days they used to shoot angry weasels out of a compressed-air weasel launcher when they were running bases. The game was far more complicated and interesting back then. You not only had to be fast, but agile as well. One point was actually deducted from a team's score for every time someone was bitten by a weasel. Now the point was only subtracted if the weasel drew blood upon initial impact. However, if a weasel were to draw blood, ricochet off the one player and bite another player before hitting the ground, the a point would be subtracted from that player's team score as well. A player could not, however, grab a weasel with his hands at any time and throw it at a member of the opposing team. If one were to dislodge a weasel from oneself by vigorously shaking it off and it were to land on a another player AND draw blood, the point would still be deducted. Once a weasel touched the ground, it was considered "out of play" and no points were deducted even if the understandably irritated weasel was to gnaw out someone's achilles tendon before being recaptured by the weasel wranglers.


    Now they acquired their name during a legendary playoff game in which their nimble footed dodging of the flying weasels made baseball history when no player on their team was bitten by an angry flying weasel. They then abandoned their previous name of the Brooklyn Tea-Baggers for the Brooklyn Dodgers. Shortly after that rabies struck the weasel population. The simple minded folk of the time did not understand the transmission of disease as we do now and assumed the little critters were foaming at the mouth from having intimate relations with the devil. Hundreds of weasels were burned at tiny little stakes and the resultant ban on weasel launching in baseball is still in effect to this day.



    So I'm close, right?
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    Jan 27, 2008 1:17 AM GMT
    I'm a Yankee Brooklynite. What do I care! icon_lol.gif
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    Jan 27, 2008 1:22 AM GMT
    RBY71, I bet PETA was pissed!
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    Jan 27, 2008 1:26 AM GMT
    RBY71 saidSo I'm close, right?
    Good Lord RB .. you're cute as hell and everything .. but that long winding crazy post is setting my A.D.D in a tailspin! You are probably close .. close to a white jacket with long sleeves! Though your answer is brilliant, did someone spike your sugar bowl with LSD?
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    Jan 27, 2008 1:29 AM GMT
    Yeah, he's cute, but his cat is way cuter....damn near perfect, I'd say
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    Jan 27, 2008 1:32 AM GMT
    ActiveAndFit said[quote][cite]RBY71 said[/cite]So I'm close, right?
    Good Lord RB .. you're cute as hell and everything .. but that long winding crazy post is setting my A.D.D in a tailspin! You are probably close .. close to a white jacket with long sleeves! Though your answer is brilliant, did someone spike your sugar bowl with LSD?[/quote]

    I think forgot to take my adderall againicon_biggrin.gif

    If I took it, which I don't. It just sounds better blaming it on a neurochemical imbalance.icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jan 27, 2008 1:54 AM GMT
    RBY71 saidI think forgot to take my adderall againicon_biggrin.gif
    If I took it, which I don't. It just sounds better blaming it on a neurochemical imbalance.icon_biggrin.gif
    You know .. my parents live near your hero Paula Dean in Savannah. I'll see if they can get her to sign a get well card for you!
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    Jan 27, 2008 1:56 AM GMT
    as long as she sends a care package of spicy ham and black eyed pea fritters.
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    Jan 27, 2008 2:07 AM GMT
    RBY71 saidas long as she sends a care package of spicy ham and black eyed pea fritters.
    Alrighty then! but no sharp utensils will be included.
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    Jan 27, 2008 2:57 AM GMT
    Not on topic at all, but I would think that RB would rather Paula sent a bacon wrapped stick of butter, fried in butter icon_eek.gif
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    Jan 27, 2008 3:05 AM GMT
    I forgot served with butter sauce.icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Jan 27, 2008 3:31 AM GMT
    fitguymike saidI forgot served with butter sauce.icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Jan 27, 2008 8:23 AM GMT
    well well is right. It was the sparking trolley cars that Brooklynites got used to routinely "dodging" that gave the Dodgers their name.

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