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Perhaps the fantasy baseball season hasn’t gone as you anticipated. Your first two picks of Evan Longoria and Josh Hamilton have been on the shelf. Ubaldo Jimenez and Mat Latos are nowhere near what you were expecting. Just because you are off to a bumpy start doesn’t mean the fun is over. Here are some fantasy baseball team names based on some of the early surprises that can give you something to smile about.
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Joyce to the World:  Matt Joyce‘s fast start certainly has those savvy enough to grab him singing a tune. By the way, where the heck is Jeremiah the bullfrog?
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Masterson of My Domain:  Jerry, Kramer, George, and Elaine would be proud of the way Justin Masterson has handled himself in the first few weeks of the season.
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Kubel Than the Other Side of the Pillow:  Actually Jason Kubel as been anything but cool. He’s about the only Twins player producing at the plate.
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Beachy Blanket Bingo:  You can got this route or you can go the Son of a Beachy route, with Brandon Beachy. I opted for the Frankie Avalon reference.
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Filthy Sanchez:  There has been nothing filthy about Gaby Sanchez‘s start. He’s even showing some pop.
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Harangutan:  Aaron Harang has been a gentle giant this year. He’s been getting the job done, but his strikeouts  have gone down.
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Ryan “The Snake” Roberts:  Diamondbacks are getting more than expected from Ryan Roberts.
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North Correia:  Pittsburgh has treated Kevin Correia well.
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Know When to Fuld ‘em:  After a hot start, it’s getting harder to hold Sam Fuld.
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Great Britton:   Great is exactly what Zach Britton has been thus far for the Orioles.


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We had some awesome submissions this year (click here to see the entries), which we narrowed down to eight finalists:
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  • Slow and steady wins the Reyes
  • The Good, the Bad and the Uggla
  • Smoak on the Weiters
  • Napa Votto Parts
  • Want Teixeira Smoak?
  • Just Call A CAB-rera!!!
  • Inglorious Batstars
  • Doumit to me 1 more time

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After a group of panelists voted on the names, here are the results.
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First Place:  The Good, the Bad and the Uggla – Scott
Second Place:  Inglorious Batstars – Phillip
Third Place:  Smoak on the Weiters – Omid
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The folks over at FantasySportsTrophies.com, home of numerous fantasy baseball trophies, are stepping up by giving away a Value Series fantasy baseball trophy. Our friends at Big Awesome Company are pitching in by donating a free t-shirt for the cause. Finally, my dad and brother are giving away a MonsterRaxx t-shirt. Scott gets first dibs on one of the prizes. Phillip gets the next choice and Omid gets the last, but not the least of the prizes.


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We had some awesome submissions this year (click here to see the entries). Thanks to everybody for participating. Unfortunately I had to narrow the list down. Here are the eight finalists:
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  • Slow and steady wins the Reyes
  • The Good, the Bad and the Uggla
  • Smoak on the Weiters
  • Napa Votto Parts
  • Want Teixeira Smoak?
  • Just Call A CAB-rera!!!
  • Inglorious Batstars
  • Doumit to me 1 more time

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A group of panelists will vote on the names and the top three will receive a prize. The folks over at FantasySportsTrophies.com, home of numerous fantasy baseball trophies, are stepping up by giving away a Value Series fantasy baseball trophy. Our friends at Big Awesome Company are pitching in by donating a free t-shirt for the cause. Finally, my dad and brother are giving away a MonsterRaxx t-shirt.

Soon fantasy baseball drafts will be underway. While doing all your due diligence to draft that perfect team is a necessity, let’s not forget that it’s also about fun. What better way to kick things off this year than with a funny fantasy baseball team name. To help you with some ideas, we’re going to run a contest. What’s a contest without prizes?
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The folks over at FantasySportsTrophies.com, home of numerous fantasy baseball trophies, are stepping up by giving away a Value Series fantasy baseball trophy. Our friends at Big Awesome Company are pitching in by donating a free t-shirt for the cause. Finally, my dad and brother are giving away a MonsterRaxx t-shirt.
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Limit three team names per entrant.  The contest will be open until March 15th.  We will then narrow it down to three team names and put it up to a vote. Please submit your entries at the bottom of this page.
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Here’s a look at last year’s contest for some inspiration.
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As you prepare for your fantasy baseball drafts, check out:

The first month of the season is behind us. If you are at the bottom looking up at your league, perhaps a clever team name will at least give you some satisfaction. Here are some team names you can use with the hottest players in baseball.

 

Cano Place Like Home

Ethier With Us or Against Us

Kemp Believe He’s Dating Rhianna

Joe & Justin Make a Morneau

No You Can’t, I Cantu

Halladay Inn

Double Fister

Livan the Good Life

Clippard the Big Red Dog

Pop a Capps in Your Ass

Dempster Diving

 

Do you have any suggestions?

We’ve had some great names entered so far. If you want in on the Evan Longoria Fathead, Jr. head over to the entry page (click here) and throw your hat into the ring.

The contest runs until April 1st.

Fantasy baseball will soon be upon us. While you’re studying up , don’t forget the important task of creating your team name. You want it to be funny and memorable.


If you’ve got a good name, share it here. Whoever has the best name will get a free Evan Longoria Fathead, Jr.  All you need to win is a creative name and an e-mail address so I can get your shipping information.  You needn’t use any part of LestersLegends in your name.  You can reference baseball players, songs, movies, whatever.  Just be original and keep it somewhat clean.

Limit three team names per entrant.  The contest will be open until April 1st.


To help get the creative juices flowing I’ve offered the following suggestions:

Hanley My Business or Hanley out Beatdowns

Brains & Braun

Hot Dogs with Mauerkraut

Sizemore Matters

Climbing Up on Ellsbury Hill – Peter Gabriel reference

Morales of the Story

 

For What It’s Werth

Cano You Didn’t

*** UPDATE ***

I used Random.org to select the winner. The winning pick, a sweet Johnny Cash reference, was Train Kept a Rollins.

Thanks to everyone for entering. Good luck with your fantasy teams.

Hitters
Brad
Drop it Like it’s Hawpe - When a guy grooves a pitch to you, drop it like it’s Hawpe.

B.J. Upton Girl – He’s hitting like a Downtown Man though.

 Jason (Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay - Watching the pitch come in, and I watch it leave the park again.

David The Wright Stuff - Oh, oh, oh oh, oh.  Oh, oh, oh, oh. The Wright Stuff.

Michael Bourn to be Wild – He’s got his motor running lately.

Pitchers
Jered
Dream Weaver - Ooh Dream Weaver, I believe you can get me through the ninth.

Randy Hungry Like the Wolf - He’s on a hunt down after you.

(Scott) Kazmir – Oh let the sun beat down upon my face….Sure as the dust that floats high and true, when movin through Kazmir.

Matt I Cain Get No Satisfaction – I Cain Get No Winning Action.

 Ian That Snell - Ooh, ooh that Snell.  Can’t you Snell that Snell?

Can you name the artists without googling?

Torii The Deer Hunter - Torii has been superb, just like the 1978 Best Picture winner.

Billy Butler and Ted Lilly’s Excellent Adventure – Butler has struggled while Lilly has been magnificent.

Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Jason Bay - Thankfully Jason Bay is playing better than the movie must have been. 
Zack and Miri make a Morneau – This serves two purposes.  It entertains while teaching the pronunciation of Justin Morneau’s name.
 
Victor Martinez, Victoria – Martinez is performing well like the award-winning film.

For Whom the Beltran Tolls – Carlos Beltran is off to a fantastic start.

The Witches of Ludwick – The Witches of Eastwick have nothing on Ryan Ludwick.
 
Theriot’s of Fire – Ryan Theriot has been tearing it up like the 1981 Best Picture did.

Michael The Bourn Identity – Michael Bourn has disguised himself as someone who can hit.

Here are some guys who have started the MLB season on fire.

Andre Ethier with us or you are against us

Grady Sizemore Matters

Cut to the Chase Utley

Ryan Ludwick van Beethoven

Carlos San Quentin

Nelson Cruz Control

Torii Big Game Hunter

Dan Haren my Soup

Ted Tiger Lilly

John Danks for the Memories


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