Homer Bailey may spend most of the season in Cincinnati’s rotation. He may work out of the bullpen. What’s certain is that at age 22, he’ll be a big part of the Reds’ pitching staff for years to come. So it’s too bad for Cincinnati that his name is “Homer.” I can think of only a handful of names that might be worse for a pitcher.
Grand Slam Bailey
Rotator Cuff Bailey
(Note: Although all of these are bad names for pitchers, many of them are good hobo names.)