Blue Jays' Boomer Potts: Best Name in Minor Leagues?

Dunedin Blue Jays pitcher Boomer Potts moves into round two in a Minor League Baseball contest for "best" name. Help him advance past Caleb Bushyhead. Cast your vote by July 23.

Well, one thing is certain for the Dunedin Blue Jays.

Fans seem to really like Dunedin Blue Jays' star pitcher Boomer Potts' name — at least more than Tyson Van Winkle of the Visalia Rawhide.

The D-Jays' lefty knocked Winkle out of contention in the first round of Moniker Madness, a bracket contest to see which Minor League Baseball player has best name.

Potts is now up against Caleb Bushyhead of the Orem Owlz (an affiliate of the Anaheim Angels) in round two.

Round II voting continues through July 23.

If Potts wins, he faces the winner of the Brian Dinkelman vs. Socrates Brito matchup in round three.

Boomer's real name is Jared Potts. He acquired the nickname early in life. He explains in a story on the D-Jays' MiLB.com site:

"Boomer came along because I was born on the Fourth of the July. My great grandmother was still alive when I was born and she called me Boom Boom. That stuck for about a year or two. Then after she died my dad shortened it to Boomer and it sort of stuck around. My parents have never called me Jared. I even sign autographs as Boomer."

To vote for Boomer, visit the Moniker Madness bracket online. Click on his name to advance him in the bracket. Voting takes place one round at a time, so you'll have to visit again starting July 24 to move your favorite player names ahead.

You'll be asked for your name and email address to cast a vote. 

Click on this Moniker Madness brackets hyperlink to cast your votes now.

Don't miss at . Throw on your super hero cape or mask. The first 500 fans will receive a limited-edition Dunedin Blue Jays comic book featuring DJay. Game starts at 6:30 p.m., gates at 5:30 p.m. Admission is $6.


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