Monday, October 17, 2011
Bottom of the Barrel: Fenway
In 2010, 5 American boys were given the name Fenway.
On the one hand, these kids have a lifetime of "Green Monster" jokes ahead of them. On the other, Fenway will remain beloved, even as players wax and wane in their popularity and culpability for epic collapses. Just check out the popularity of Jacoby, as in Red Sox star Jacoby Ellsbury, which broke the top 100 in Massachusetts in 2008 after the Red Sox won the 2007 World Series, only to slip back out after disappointments in later seasons.
2010 also saw 22 boys named Wrigley, though I'll leave it up to you to decide what that says about Cubs fans vs. Red Sox fans.