By Lee Alan Hill
ESPN sportscaster Chris Berman has made a name for himself by making up names for others.
Mr. Berman said he began concocting his sometimes-clever, always-silly puns, based mainly on the names of baseball and football players, “because we had time to fill, and I was trying to make the coverage fun.”
He said he can’t recall which baseball star name he first made, well, sport of. It was either pitcher Frank Tanana (“Frank Tanana Daiquiri”) or first baseman John Mayberry (“John Mayberry, R.F.D.”).
Here are some of his favorites (from a reported list of more than 1,000):