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February 21, 2012

Previously we explored the rejected scoreboard puns. The whole idea got me to thinking about which ones I have actually seen at Comerica. Evidently they are so embarrassing you cannot find pictures of the video ribbon boards on a Google Image Search. It was time to go straight to the source. After much cajoling and pleading with @tigers I was able to get them to post their list HERE.  Now I usually yield judgement on all things pun to Matt Sussman, but I’ll take my best shot at ranking these bad boys.


“Livin Avila Loca” – Good word play, nice rhythm, and the reference is just campy enough to work.

“The Notorious I.N.G.E.” – Anytime you can mix in a reference to a obese dead rapper, you have to do it.

“Oh My Boesch” – Irreverent and clever. When you see it, you snicker.


“Justin-credible” – This one is terrible for it’s lack of creativity. Jeremy Lin puns look like graduate level work compared to this thing.

“Sweet Clete” – It rhymes, that’s it. Not funny.

“The Andy Man Can” – This one would be better if the reference was better. Sammy Davis Jr. and Willy Wonka both creep me out.

“Austin Powers” or “Action Jackson” – No, just no.

“DELMONster-Shot” – This might be the only only entry that could appear both here and in my previous post HERE.


Can we do any better? They have to be clean and short to have a chance. Let’s give it a shot.


You can call me Al

Dotel it on the mountain

(for Andy Oliver) – Please Sir, I want some more

Dirks Bunt-ly (Shut up, Raburn would like it)

Anybody here seen KELLY? K E double L Y!

The Full Delmonty


Joaquin on Sunshine

Duane’s World

Prince, harming!


Enjoy Coke!, Coke is it!  – The pop reference is played out

Addicted to Coke! -The cocaine reference died with Charlie Sheen

Worth-y – Too obvious

Royal Prince, Prince of the Diamond, ect… – Too obvious


Alright, let’s see how you do.  Add your creations in the comments.

8 Comments leave one →
  1. Jeff permalink
    February 21, 2012 10:43 pm

    “Denouement” in the Twitter referral? You are out of character.

    Perhaps the worst ever was “Mt. Everett”. It didn’t make sense and they had “What Everett takes” available.

    • February 22, 2012 7:20 am

      What Everett Takes seems scrappy, much more fitting. Plus, no one would want to mount Adam Everett.

  2. February 21, 2012 10:47 pm

    Personally, I’m a fan of giving Cabrera the “Notorious M.I.G.” moniker. Unlike Inge, Biggie had a couple of hits in his heyday.

  3. David permalink
    February 22, 2012 9:40 am

    Instead of the Coke reference I would have gone the other way. When you come in the game it should be “Phil yer up!”

  4. johnmoz permalink
    February 22, 2012 12:41 pm

    Colin BaseBallStar

    Joaquin Tall

    Mighty Casey Struck Them Out

    Doc Octavio

    Fister? I Hardly Pitched to Her!

    Hoffman, Hoff Machine

    Who the Hell Is David Pauley?

    Villarreal-ly Good at Baseball

    Don’t Cry Over Spilt Wilk

    Avisail-ing Away

  5. February 27, 2012 3:47 pm

    Ramon’s Not Iago (Othello reference anyone?)
    Lineup mnemonic: Ajax burns, migs fields, bash is young, & It’s alive(-a), jhonny-five(-a)

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