So I was walking through a grocery store’s produce aisle the other day, and when I walked past the yams, it suddenly occurred to me that “Yams” would be an awesome name for a minor league baseball team.
Ladies and gentlemen, your Yakima Yams!
I can just picture an old-school uniform, maybe evoking the St. Louis Browns in colors and design, script “Yams” across the chest. When I get that windfall coming in from that Nigerian Prince, perhaps I’ll buy a minor league team and rename them the Yams.
Yams baseball… it’s Yam-tastic!
Moving on to other things…
At the beginning of the year I’d decided to buy a factory set of 2014 Topps rather than my usual pack-busting, and Factory Set Time is almost on us. I don’t think I’ve bought a factory set since 1995, is there any advantage to buying a set from a card dealer as opposed to, say, Target? I know the various factory sets come with a few parallels or inserts, but I doubt I’d do anything with inserts other than ship them off to COMC to sell them. Does anybody have any suggestions?
The other day I was watching a Mets game, and they showed Terry Collins in the dugout fidgeting with his pen. I did a double take and said “Holy crap, is that a Bic Four-color pen?” I paused the game and sure enough, it was that very thing… completely identical to the ones I had as a kid in the 1970’s. I had no idea they still made those, and it frankly weirded me out a bit… but in a good way.
Is it a coincidence that Phillies GM Ruben Amaro, Jr. has John Mayberry, Jr. and Tony Gwynn, Jr. on his team?
To wrap up the post, and bring the whole “Yam” thing back around again, I present a list of my tops songs with “I Am” in the title:
“I Am The Walrus”, The Beatles
“I Am A Rock”, Simon And Garfunkel
“All I Am”, Dada
“Here I Am”, Lyle Lovett
“I Am Not The Only Cowboy”, Josh Joplin Group
Honorable mention, Christmas Parody category: “I Am Santa Claus”, Bob Rivers (Parody of Black Sabbath’s “Iron Man”)
Dishonorable mention: “What I Am”, Edie Brickell And The New Bohemians