The other day I wrote about sports nicknames, mostly from baseball. Reader Josh Newman -- son of the oft-mentioned here screenwriter Walter Newman (of Harrow Alley, Cat Ballou and much more) wrote in to remind me of a wonderful, wistful song, "Van Lingle Mungo, by Dave Frishberg, which is just a collection of great baseball player names but, though a pleasure on that level alone, is done in a way that is elegiac.
Robert J. Elisberg is a two-time recipient of the Lucille Ball Award for comedy screenwriting. He's written for film, TV, the stage, and two best-selling novels, and is a regular columnist for the Huffington Post and the Writers Guild of America. Among his other writing, he has a long-time column on technology (which he sometimes understands), and co-wrote a book on world travel. As a lyricist, he is a member of ASCAP, and has contributed to numerous publications.
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