You know you want one … and it needs a nickname

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By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor | Commentary

From The Just For Fun File

We’ve seen some interesting MLB All-Star Game commemoratives through the years with brilliantly painted Statues of Liberty and Mickey Mouses in the colors of MLB teams as part of the All-Star festivities and, of course, merchandising.

This year is no different as you can find this guy, above, on sale for $24.99 at — a 7.5-inch replica of the 7.5-foot creation that can be found in and around the Phoenix area for next week’s Midsummer Classic.

Hand-crafted in 100 percent poly-resin and hand-painted in official team logos, it’s one that I’m sure some will treasure.

I for one, though, think it needs a nickname. On the site, it’s merely a “MLB 2011 All-Star Game Cactus Figurine” and that’s no fun at all.

Any ideas out there?

For now, I’ll go with Pokey … but I’m sure you can do better.

Let us know what you’d call it in the comments below …

Chris Olds is the editor of Beckett Baseball magazine. Have a comment, question or idea? Send an email to him at Follow him on Twitter by clicking here.


  1. Posted July 9, 2011 at 2:29 am | Permalink

    If they made it a limited edition, it would probably be a popular collectible.

  2. john paul
    Posted July 9, 2011 at 7:29 am | Permalink

    hi chris! personally, i’d go with fugly. but, how about…. The D-Backtus Cactus? that’s about the best i can come up with this early in the day! thanks, guys,
    john paul (ringaroundmyposeys)

  3. Brian
    Posted July 9, 2011 at 8:46 am | Permalink

    I was thinking Painted Cacti

  4. Adam
    Posted July 11, 2011 at 9:33 am | Permalink

    “The Mid-Summer Cac-tacular”

  5. chrisolds
    Posted July 11, 2011 at 10:22 am | Permalink

    Good one.

  6. Adam
    Posted July 11, 2011 at 7:34 pm | Permalink

    Thanks, Chris. Do I win one? :)

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