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Pit Your Wits Week 19: Nickname Survey II: The Nickening

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For one week only, Pit Your Wits has returned to its original Thursday afternoon time slot. Don't be alarmed. this is just because yesterday was very full what with the doubleheader and all. Don't worry, we'll be back on Wednesday starting next week so there's nothing you need to- no, what are you doing with that Chemistry textbook? No don't rip the pages- oh God, are you eating the periodic table? Why would you do that? What is wrong with you? This is a one time time th-NOW STOP HITTING YOURSELF OVER THE HEAD WITH IT, IT WILL BE OKAY.

While I consider calling an ambulance, here are the results of last week's dream survey after the jump


Gold goes to nazdbacksnut for this:

the Wierdest and Best

I had a dream about the d-backs back in 02 or 03 I won some type of contest and got to play first base for a game. I ended up missing every ball hit or thrown in my directions and struck out every at bat, and after every mistake I made RJ got in my face yelled and screamed and then gonzo would come tell me that it was ok and I would do better. At the end of the game none of the players or coachs would speak to me, because we lost so badly. But when then when I left the stadium I was swarmed by hot women who didnt know I sucked just that I played for the d-backs. Weird huh

nothing is foolproof to a sufficiently talented fool

by nazdbacksnut on Aug 16, 2012 9:55 PM MST reply actions 3 recs


Silver. Rockkstarr12

The most bizarro DBack dream I've ever had so far...

Was one I recently had and it involved Joe Saunders…no, not what you’re thinking (about a romance between me and him…wishful thinking on my part)…but rather that I won some contest to have lunch with him, do a photo shoot with him, and throw out the first pitch, Joe being my catcher.

I was so nervous about this day and everything that could go wrong did that morning…tore a hole in a good pair of jeans, dropped an item of my jewelry in the garbage disposal, etc…I FINALLY meet Joe for my lunch with him (Firehouse Subs for the win!), and things get a little better…the nerves come back though when I first see him and I try to be calm but can’t. My voice cracks as I am talking to him, I spill Sprite on myself, and feel like a total idiot.

Joe reassures me things will be fine and he’s right. Lunch goes off without a hitch, the photo shoot (which involved me taking all sorts of cool shots of Joe for the DBacks Insider magazine) goes very well, and then comes the practice session for throwing out the first pitch. He gives me a glove to use and being I am also a lefty, that seems to work well…until I wing one at him that just about takes off his head LOL I apologize profusely and he says, "Revenge is sweet" and laughs…but it wasn’t funny what happened next. He threw one that got me right in the chest and it HURT! I hit the ground, wind knocked out of me, and when I came to, Joe was holding my hand, asking me if I was okay. Tears flew down my face, I was royally embarrased, and now hurting. Once I felt better, we practiced for about an hour until I felt I was good and ready.

So at the game that night, I did much better but then as we were walking off the field, a bat comes flying in my direction. One of our players, who’d been messing around swinging his bat in the dugout, lost control of his bat and it smacks me right in the wrist. Needless to say I ended up with a broken left wrist and Joe Saunders taking care of me once again…

GET WELL SOON HENRY BLANCO!!! I LOVE: Bazooka Joe, Blanco, New Guy, Hillraiser, Miggy, Wade's World, & IPK! I MISS: Brezzy, Surfer Boy, & Tat-Man!

by Rockkstarr12 on Aug 16, 2012 4:31 AM MST reply actions 2 recs


A three way tie, what? How? I don't get why... but blank_38, imstillhungry95, and kishi get one point each.



No but every once in a while I have dreams where I’m attending the game and a player gets hurt. The thing that makes it my dream is they pull me from the stands and ask if I can play. I of course jump across the railing and instantly have my uniform on. I then get the game winning hit the next inning and I hear someone yell "Give that guy a contract!" and usually after the game I receive a contract offer.

I usually wake up after that but ONCE I declined the contract and went out a winner like Bill Murray in Space Jam.

by blank_38 on Aug 15, 2012 3:10 PM MST reply actions 1 recs


I had a dream once

where I went to the game, and I was the only person there. It was so weird. Beyond that nothing else really happened. They played out the game, Dbacks won, and I found out that dream Barry Bonds really doesn’t like being called Cheater

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by imstillhungry95 on Aug 15, 2012 3:26 PM MST reply actions 1 recs


I had a dream that the Diamondbacks all quit, so in a hurry, the team just signed a bunch of us who played vintage base ball. Somehow we convinced MLB to let us use vintage rules. Opposing players were mildly confused by the pitching and the not using gloves thing.

Even if you're right, that would be one plus one plus two plus one, not "one plus two plus one plus one."

by kishi on Aug 15, 2012 5:08 PM MST reply actions 1 recs

Here are some names followed by numbers in decreasing numerical order:

kishi 31
blank_38 27
SenSurround 21
Bryn21 18
luckycc 16
imstillhungry95 16
soco 15
piratedan7 15
Nonpartisan 9
Rockkstarr12 9
Zavada's Moustache 8
jjwaltrip 6
aclaritymaven 6
Fangdango 6
nazdbacksnut 6
hotclaws 6
Diamondhacks 5
Jim McLennan 3
Captain Canuck 3
BulldogsNotZags 1
PR151 1
jinnah 1
since98 1
4 Corners Fan 1

Okay, your challenge this week:

Yesterday, Tyler Skaggs pitched. He was pretty good. There was some discussion in the GDT as to what his nickname should be, so I will put it up to the only official way to decide such things: Pit Your Wits. (You may recall we did a similar exercise with Aaron Hill, and he is now officially "Hillraiser").

So, submit your nicknames for Tyler. The nickname most recs gets the points and the official stamp of nickname approval.

Rec the ones you like, and... get to it!