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What's in a name?

Postby theclefe » Sat Nov 17, 2007 5:58 pm

Get this. My name is Kyle Bastard Clefe, and ever since I was young, I thought my middle name "Bastard" was holding me back. Turns out, it is Kyle all along.

Rueters wrote: NEW YORK (Reuters Life!) - Certain initials may look better than others as monograms but they can also have an impact on how well a person performs in a sport or at school, according to a new study.

Researchers who studied the impact of initials found that baseballs players whose first or last name starts with the letter K, which signifies a strikeout, tended to strike out more often than other players.

And students whose names start with the letters C or D, which denote mediocre marks in some grading systems, did not perform as well as other pupils with different initials.

"Just having the right initial doesn't spontaneously make you a better baseball player, but it can spontaneously make you a slightly worse baseball player," said Leif Nelson, of the University of California, San Diego.

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p.s. That is not my real name.
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Re: What's in a name?

Postby Madison » Sat Nov 17, 2007 8:00 pm

With the stats guys we have here, and it being the offseason, that would make for a very interesting study (the "K" part) and a very interesting article should it prove true. Very interesting. :-?
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Re: What's in a name?

Postby Omaha Red Sox » Sat Nov 17, 2007 8:58 pm

I call BS on this one. My brother's name starts with a D and he never had a D in his life.
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Re: What's in a name?

Postby bigken117 » Sat Nov 17, 2007 10:16 pm

Omaha Red Sox wrote:I call BS on this one. My brother's name starts with a D and he never had a D in his life.


I concur, my name is Ken (really!), and I never struck out looking in slow pitch softball...
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Re: What's in a name?

Postby pokerplaya » Sat Nov 17, 2007 10:42 pm

bigken117 wrote:
Omaha Red Sox wrote:I call BS on this one. My brother's name starts with a D and he never had a D in his life.


I concur, my name is Ken (really!), and I never struck out looking in slow pitch softball...


Teehee. :-b
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Re: What's in a name?

Postby Snakes Gould » Sun Nov 18, 2007 12:34 am

this is bogus. i want to see all the stats on chris's and david's to see if they are dumber than all the aaron's and alex's in the world.
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Re: What's in a name?

Postby dclark0699 » Sun Nov 18, 2007 12:54 am

My initials are DC and I'm an honors student.
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Re: What's in a name?

Postby RyanK » Sun Nov 18, 2007 7:48 pm

i struck out alot when i played baseball.. but i also struck out alot of people as well (stupid rotator cuff) .. my nick name was captain k

i wont lie.. i struck out 5 times in a game.. one of the worst feelings ever
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Re: What's in a name?

Postby Mookie4ever » Mon Nov 19, 2007 5:20 pm

hmmmm My name is Patrick and I do go to the bathroom a lot. :-?
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Re: What's in a name?

Postby Yoda » Mon Nov 19, 2007 7:34 pm

My name is Joe and I like having alone time on the computer... O:-)
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