Name of the Year

geoffrey nunberg nunberg at ISCHOOL.BERKELEY.EDU
Sat Jan 8 20:09:51 UTC 2011

I know I'm coming in after the fact on this, but to my mind the charm of "Buster Posey" isn't simply its even-handed androgeny but its unapologetic pre-modernism. I mean, if you came up these days with a movie script about a Cinderella team whose final World Series game was won by a battery consisting of two kids bearing the names of Timmy and Buster, even Disney would laugh you out of the room.

Geoff Nunberg

> Buster Posey:  The nominator says: “catcher for the World Series-winning San Francisco Giants. I just love the way his name combines butch and femme … kinda like San Francisco itself.”

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