The Boston Red Sox have just won the Name of the Year Award:

The Red Sox have traded pitcher David Pauley to the Baltimore Orioles for reliever Randor Bierd.

Beird is a non-roster addition, who will likely be given an invitation to spring training. Bierd will be given a shot to make the team as a middle reliever.

Bierd's strength is apparently his ability to strike down opposing batters with lightning bolts from his fists.

19 comments… add one
  • Please, God, let this work out. The name is too much awesome to let go.

    LocklandSF January 19, 2009, 5:32 pm
  • I think Randor is holding the spot warm for Stolmy Pimentel!

    SF January 19, 2009, 5:40 pm
  • That is a Gary Gygax-ian name indeed. Rather than a photo, it should be a Larry Elmore or Boris Vallejo brush to create his card.
    Back to my basement.

    attackgerbil January 19, 2009, 5:41 pm
  • Gerb wins with the Gygax reference. Holy crap. I just coughed up a twenty-sided die.

    SF January 19, 2009, 5:44 pm
  • Was Pauley on the 40-man? I wonder if this move anticipates another. For as awesome as the name is, the pitcher doesn’t seem to be as good as Pauley.
    Actually, according to the official site, the 40-man is full right now. Maybe they DFA’d Pauley with the recent signings and this trade completed that transaction?

    Rob January 19, 2009, 5:58 pm
  • jc1986 January 19, 2009, 6:07 pm
  • Pauley was DFA last Tuesday to make room for John Smoltz on the 40 man.
    With Smoltz not expect to pitch until the very end of May, they can 60 day him after spring training and add Beird to the 40 man then if he makes the club… the Boston would have to make a move when Smoltz is ready to activate him from the 60 day.

    TJ Sox Fan January 19, 2009, 7:25 pm
  • Whatever happened to Arquimedez Pozo?

    I'mBillMcNeal January 19, 2009, 9:53 pm
  • OK, he was born in ’84, what are the odds that his parents named him after King Randor??? I’m thinking pretty favorable…

    BillsBurgSF January 19, 2009, 10:09 pm
  • Has to be a He-Man reference. Has to. Wow. Even more reason for me wish for rain on the Boston pitching staff!

    AndrewYF January 19, 2009, 10:22 pm
  • I was going to post this on the other thread, but it’s closed, so…
    I was crowded in my office’s break room with about 65 other people watching his speech, and you know it’s good when it brings tears to a Republican’s eyes. I know there was a lot of ill-words on a thread back in October, but Obama has me genuinely inspired that we can fix the problems in this country. I hope he can, and believe that he can.

    Atheose - SF January 20, 2009, 1:01 pm
  • > I hope he can, and believe that he can
    I think I enjoyed listening to Aretha sing the most. Atheose, I have the same hope and belief.
    I feel buoyant.

    attackgerbil January 20, 2009, 1:19 pm
  • A great day. A proud day for America.

    Paul SF January 20, 2009, 1:29 pm
  • Why are comments closed on the post above?

    LocklandSF January 20, 2009, 3:51 pm
  • “Why are comments closed on the post above”
    So nobody has the opportunity to voice fiery displeasure:)
    I’m kidding, of course, since voicing it at this point is just sour grapes.

    Brad January 20, 2009, 4:54 pm
  • Agree or disagree with the outcome of the election, I don’t see how it’s possible for anyone to not see the incredible historical significance for what it is, a miracle.
    My Dad, who if so far right it’s getting scary, refuses to see this, when asked why he doesn’t see it, he responds, “Rice would have been better, black, a woman and on the correct side of the political coin, that would have been historical.”
    It amazes me.

    LocklandSF January 20, 2009, 5:26 pm
  • I’ll bet the Yankees try to top this Sox signing by going after a player named Aasdfasd Pzwerwzdqwert.
    Typical Hank.

    SoxFan January 20, 2009, 6:56 pm
  • Obama makes me feel a little less white.

    Today the Sox traded Aardsma to Seattle for a left-handed pitcher named Fabian Williamson. In two days, they get a Randor and a Fabian.

    I'mBillMcNeal January 20, 2009, 10:12 pm
  • “I know there was a lot of ill-words on a thread back in October, but Obama has me genuinely inspired that we can fix the problems in this country. I hope he can, and believe that he can.”
    I’m pleased you’re seeing what I saw a couple of years ago, ath. I have high expectations for him, too. He has a lot to live up to, and I strongly believe he won’t let us down.

    I'mBillMcNeal January 20, 2009, 10:15 pm

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