Because how can you not love a baseball player named "Bubba"?
Hal McCoy wrote a little bit about Bubba in the Dayton Daily News today:
A little Bubba
His name is Richard Steven Crosby, but since he was a kid he always has been Bubba Crosby. He is only 5-11, 195 pounds and when asked, "Isn't a guy named Bubba supposed to be real big, real hefty," Crosby said, "That's in Alabama and Arkansas, not in Texas."
Crosby said he became Bubba when a younger sister couldn't say brother, and it stuck.
"I tried to change it in school, call myself Richard, but kids would call for me and ask for Richard, and my parents would burst out laughing and say, 'You mean Bubba?' "
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