When you hear a name, you think of something. In "Star Wars," the villain Darth Vader is a variation of "dark father." Shakespeare was even more obvious in "The Tempest," naming the protagonist "Prospero" and antagonist "Antonio."
Names in baseball also can be interesting. And if they correlate to the game, it’s more often by coincidence than design.
A number of factors separate a good baseball name from, say, Joe Smith. So let’s check out the best monikers in today’s game.
It's fun to cheer for these players for the phonetics alone.