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What's the genesis of the Mongoose nickname?



from the archives.....a late night Lannan vs Lincecum pitchers' duel in San Francisco...

Mongoose beat out "Random Animal", as there were other animal nicknames at the time...Shark, Bambi.... and Desi needed one of his own...

First the fawn walks. Then the shark. Is Tim afraid of animals or something? by sweetpearacer on Jun 6, 2011 | 10:00 PM

Um, hit it, uh, … Mongoose? by Doghouse on Jun 6, 2011 | 10:01 PM

Also, sorry I didn’t come up with a better animal name. It was all I could think of…..by Doghouse on Jun 6, 2011 | 10:04 PM
I like the new Mongoose moniker…by MissB on Jun 6, 2011 | 10:42 PM
Game 60: Desmond’s new nickname is "Mongoose" (shut up, it works) By Doghouse on Jun 7 2011, 1:52a
Mongooses (mongeese?) are wiry, fast, tough little guys with no fear. They’ll go after a big ol’ nasty cobra, because [to heck with] snakes! A mongoose is the original honey badger, only even more bad-[donkey] when playing shortstop. MOAR MONGOOSE!….by Doghouse on Jun 7, 2011 | 11:38 AM

MissB's icon....

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via farm9.staticflickr.com

and that was on Draft Night 2011..................

the 1st pick?.........Anthony Rendon.....

Lannan vs Lincecum…extra innings West Coast game.....ended at ~2:45AM EDT........
http://www.federalbaseball.com/2011/6/6/2208411/washington-nationals-at-san-francisco-giants-gamethread-60-of-162#69046009

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