During post-game interviews on the radio tonight, I've heard both Ryan Franklin and Brian Price refer to Ron Villone as "RV". To the credit of the RV nickname, there's some good imagery there, conjuring behemoth motor homes scooting the elderly across the wide-open spaces of America. If the best you can come up with is initials, then they have to have connotation. Still, just going by initials leaves plenty of room for improvement, and I thought I'd give it a shot. After a couple of minutes I was drawing a blank, but after saying "Villone Villone Villone Villone Villone" over and over as fast as I could inspiration struck. I would now like to submit for your consideration:
Ron "Pro" Villone
In Other News:
Incredible game tonight. The offense, aside from Rauuuuuuul, is definitely struggling right now, and the next two games are against Tim Hudson and Mark Mulder, so it's not getting any easier. Here's the rub, though: Rich Harden and Mark Redman shut down the Mariner lineup. The best Hudson and Mulder can do is also shut down the lineup. In other words, they're probably going to score, at worst, four runs in two games, the same as in the last two winning efforts for the M's. They'll probably score more like six or seven. That could be enough to win a couple.