In an effort to make this place less esoteric, we're finally taking SeanDubbs advice and building a meme guide. The results are after the jump. (Picture somewhat unrelated)
Ball on a Budget
During the St. Pete Bowl, B.J. Upton was quoted as saying "We're gonna ball on a budget." Said in response to the Yankees handing out big contracts.
B.J. Upton's initials are B.J. and he ran on water.
Boo Him Now
Because booing a good player is stupid.
Boots With Fur
Willy Aybar used Flo Rida's "Low" song as his ditty. The lyrics include a reference to "Boots wit da furrrrr".
Since Jonny Gomes never did regress, the best thing he could do on offense was start brawls. The fights lead to a bit of a scoring eruption, and thus, Brawlfense.
Bunting: scoring runs :: teasing hungry bear: living
(Lessons your chances, doesn't guarantee you won't.)
J.P. Howell likes them.
Click, Click, Bloom!
An awful pun about the two former Baseball Prospectus writers in the Rays front office.
Cocky the Rally Rooster
During the 2007 season, Jonny Gomes bought a plastic rooster, nicknamed Cocky, that he would bring out during games as a good luck charm. In Jonny's honor we still use this.
Carlos Pena nickname, created so we could use such pop culture puns as "He's n luv wit a tripper", mocking T-Pain's "I'm n luv wit a stripper" song.
The user Sylar introduced the fiddling feline to us last season, and it stuck as a post-win tradition.
The Rays version of "PWNED".
A user admitted he was of the furry kind. We went from amused to terrified as the season progressed. Raymond however, gives this two thumbs up.
Gabe of the Day
The Gabe (Kapler/Gross) platoon partner of that game.
Garza loves rap, and his name can be shortened to GZA. Go figure.
Jeremy's Hellickson's name, think of it.
A parody of the typical Heater comments concerning B.J. Upton which sometimes bordered on racism. The formula for such a pattern is *Upton does something, good or bad* take said action, commit hyperbole, and attach the word lazy somehow. Like thus: *Upton hits homerun* "Wow, only a solo shot? How lazy."
SRQ's nickname for Jeremy Beckham. A fringe prospect who has given us our entertainment.
Most Valuable Bartlett.
A user randomly posted a diary, in all caps, about JESSE DARCY being the next big pitching prospect.
Jesus Power (also known as Performance Enhancing Deities)
The only explanation of Ben Zobrist's power
SRQ patented. When Evan does something very good (aka most days)
The SBN Mariners site, ran by three of the better baseball analysts around.
Fernando Perez was awesome and exciting.
Never named him.
STFD (Sit the **** Down)
During the 2008 ALDS, Orlando Cabrera kicked dirt at Grant Balfour. Being a bad, bad man, Balfour prompted to strike Cabrera out, and then screamed the phrase at him.
The designated atomic bomb to subthreads.
Results Based Analsis
Basically: the idea that wins or losses mean everything is good/bad. They don't.
Because Kazmir lives dangerously. H/T Sandy Kazmir.
Per P Brady: "If Garza was in WW2, he would be nicknamed this."
I cannot confirm this, but whatever.
Swagger + flavor = Swavor.
UF fans seem to forget what site this is.
This. Is. Garza.
A play off of the movie 300's famous line.
TWSS (That's What She Said)
No, she never did and never will.
TWMI! (That Was My Idea!)
Because, otherwise people might forget.
Velociraptor Jesus (David Price)
Velociraptor - Fierce, undesirable to its foes.
Jesus - All mighty, ect.
So, what are we missing?