Too many J’s

JMB · December 6, 2005 at 12:48 pm · Filed Under General baseball 

Does this whole Blue Jays thing have anyone else a bit weirded out? First B.J. Next, A.J. Now they’ve re-upped with J.P. Maybe it wouldn’t be so strange if, say, the Red Sox or Phillies has signed these guys. But the Blue Jays? C’mon. Maybe it’s just me, though.

(Cue Twilight Zone theme)


31 Responses to “Too many J’s”

  1. Ralph Malph on December 6th, 2005 12:50 pm

    What do you suppose they’d give us for J.J. Putz? Twice what he’s worth, I’d say.

  2. Pilots Fan on December 6th, 2005 12:52 pm

    Maybe they will be the high bidder in the frenzied pursuit for Jay-me Moyer.

  3. Ralph Malph on December 6th, 2005 12:53 pm

    Jay Powell? Jay Howell?

  4. Dave on December 6th, 2005 12:54 pm

    Also, I’m curious, why are some abbreviations so commonly accepted while others are shunned?

    AJ, BJ, CJ, DJ, EJ, JJ, KJ, LJ, OJ, MJ, PJ and TJ? All totally normal.

    Have you ever met an HJ? Or a UJ? Why no love for IJ?

  5. Mr. Egaas on December 6th, 2005 12:55 pm

    UJ just sounds cool. I’d like to see it someday.


  6. Ralph Malph on December 6th, 2005 12:56 pm

    For some reason U.L. Washington always seemed like an unusual set of initials.

  7. PositivePaul on December 6th, 2005 12:59 pm

    Going in semi-alphabetic order, then, are they interested in C.J. Nitkowski, but only after they acquire D.J. Carrasco?

    It’ll be awhile ’til they get to J.J. Putz 😉

  8. Jason B on December 6th, 2005 1:03 pm

    How about A.J. Pierzynski

  9. brad Russell on December 6th, 2005 1:06 pm

    Then I Propose to round out the M’s pitching staff(after King Felix).

  10. wabbles on December 6th, 2005 1:11 pm

    Morris AND Millwood? Have you discovered a pot o’ gold at the end of the rainbow that the rest of us don’t know about?

  11. msb on December 6th, 2005 1:13 pm

    #4– and Ugie didn’t cooperate, being a UUU — Ugueth Urtain Urbina & his brothers Ulises Utah and Ulmer Ulses….

  12. anotherjeff on December 6th, 2005 1:20 pm

    [Everett post coming]

  13. wabbles on December 6th, 2005 1:24 pm

    [Everett post coming]

  14. Pilots Fan on December 6th, 2005 1:25 pm

    Ummm … improve our bench? Doesn’t take much. That’s the best I could come up with, assuming he comes cheaply. How’d I do?

  15. David J Corcoran on December 6th, 2005 1:27 pm

    [Everett post coming]

  16. BFFB on December 6th, 2005 1:27 pm

    I’ve got a UJ. Uncle Joey, otherwise known as Todd Hollandsworth.

  17. Arford on December 6th, 2005 1:31 pm

    Heh. This is the kind of hard-hitting analysis I come to USSM for…

  18. Jim Thomsen on December 6th, 2005 1:37 pm

    I wonder if Toronto’s assistant general manager now feels compelled to change his name to “Keith Jaw.”

  19. Evan on December 6th, 2005 1:56 pm

    If they really want to pursue this angle…

    Miguel Jerez Batista – MJ
    Frank John Catalanotto – FJ
    Scott Jeremy Downs – SJ
    Jason Andrew Frasor – JA
    John-Ford David Griffin – JD
    Gabriel Jordan Gross – GJ
    John Joseph McDonald – JJ
    Justin James Speier – JJ
    Joshua Eric Towers – JE

    While compiling this list, I learned three nifty things:

    1. Both Roy Halladay and Vernon Wells have a III in their names.
    2. Gustavo Chacin’s middle name is Adolfo.
    3. B.J. Ryan’s full name is Robert Victor Ryan – no J anywhere.

  20. msb on December 6th, 2005 1:59 pm

    #19:3 — that’s because he is a “Bob Jr.”

  21. Colm on December 6th, 2005 2:00 pm

    Why then is he called BJ?

    And just what did he do for JP Ricciardi that persuaded him to offer that huge contract?

  22. lvlariners! on December 6th, 2005 2:02 pm

    I knew a girl named U.J. She was peppy and cute in her fashion and she dished and got a lotta B.J. love during college. 😉

  23. Dash on December 6th, 2005 2:09 pm

    You know if the Blue jays sign 2 more players who go by their initials than they’ll be able to field their own boy band.

  24. Jake L. on December 6th, 2005 2:16 pm

    #6: U L (Washington) is not his initials, it’s his actual name. His first name is, in fact, the letter U, space, then the letter L. Nothing else.

  25. Evan on December 6th, 2005 2:32 pm

    Actually, it’s because Ryan’s father’s name is Bo, and everyone called him Bo Junior. According to Ryan, “that’s redneckology, right there.”

    FP Santangelo didn’t have a name, either. He was just FP.

  26. lvlariners! on December 6th, 2005 2:41 pm

    That reminds me of Seahawk fullback from some years ago: John L. That was his first name, for the longest time I always thought it was just ‘John’ and L. was his middle initial but I was told that the ‘L’ was just part of his first name.

  27. Jake L. on December 6th, 2005 2:43 pm

    As in John L. Williams? I didn’t know that was part of his first name. Weird.

  28. msb on December 6th, 2005 2:52 pm

    #25, you mean Frank Paul Santangelo? 🙂

    yup, Bo Jr. Hit one too many b’s there…

  29. Arford on December 6th, 2005 3:21 pm

    The kids could call him Boju.

  30. lefty on December 6th, 2005 5:10 pm

    In an attempt to make this on topic:

    Apparently the lack of a “J” has prevented the Toronto Blue Jays from signing Carl(PR nightmare)Everett. That is not an obstacle for the M’s, as they appear ready to sign him.

    Probably a bargain deal, but easily one of my least favorite players in baseball. He always reminds me that there is no “I” in team, but there are two in “idiot”.

  31. Zach in Spokane on December 6th, 2005 6:37 pm

    Is there really such a thing as “too many jays”?