Reader challenge: Famous duos, famous names

Saturday, September 04 2010 @ 12:48 AM EDT

Contributed by: Mick Doherty

Let's play that Hall of Names favorite, Match Name '10! The topic this time around is "questions posed by batter/pitcher, battery and teammate combinations" -- all you have to do is come up with a pair of MLB player names that combine to create a famous non-baseball pairing of words, then ask whatever question that pairing causes to occur.

Last names are preferred, given first names are okay, middle names are acceptable if necessary, nicknames, as always, are right out. Spelling matters, but you are welcome to work your way around that if you can.

Here are a few examples to get you started ..

Well, that's enough for one day ... over to you, Bauxites.

We haven't even considered yet Masters & Johnson or Crick & Watson or ... many hundreds (literally) of other possibilities. (And hey, Jay fans, before you suggest "Tom & Jerry" -- better make that Seaver and Koosman. we're looking for players!) Poloticians, fictional characters, movies, famous married couples, brand names, stores, companies, probably dozens of other categories we haven't even considered yet ...

Just don't forget to phrase your contribution in the form of a question!

Maybe we'll check in later this weekend with some more famous pairs and their baseball aliases, but first, what can YOU come up with?