Baseball is love no other major American athletic interest.
There is no time clock and baseball is well known for its unofficial nicknames for a team, a group of players, or an individual, however baseball’s most famous player was George Herman “Babe” Ruth, also called “The Sultan of Swat”, then one pitcher who played from 1903 to 1916 lost parts of two fingers in a childhood farm accident! He was immortalized with his nickname, Mordecai “Three Finger” Brown.
The 1934 champion St, then louis Cardinals were known as the “Gas House Gang”. Hall of Famer Yankee pitcher Edward Charles “Whitey” Ford gave a young Pete “Charlie Hustle” Rose his nickname in 1963, people commonly assign nicknames to their bosses, to their fiances, and even to their automobiles. Our family had a pair of station wagons that we referred to as “Old Green” and “Big Red”, so, I feel it is about time to come up with nicknames for our home’s Heating and A/C systems and we can borrow from baseball to do that. A pitcher with a 100-mph fastball may be named “The Heater” or “The Flamethrower”, a perfect nickname for an Heating and A/C furnace. Pitcher Randy Johnson at 6 feet 10 inches was called “The Big Unit”, a superb nickname for an oversize Heating and A/C system. Old-time pitcher Walter Johnson was called “The Big Train” that could be changed to “The Big Trane” for Heating and A/C systems all over the country. People who fail to keep their Heating and A/C component cleaned and well diagnosed will want to borrow Luke Appling’s nickname of “Old Aches and Pains” however those that do use the services of a qualified Heating and A/C professional will be able to use the nickname that famed announcer Mel Allen gave to Yankee player Tommy Henrich. That nickname was “Old Reliable”.