And you thought it was hard to keep Bobby J. and Bobby M. Jones straight when they were on both the Mets and Padres over the course of three seasons.
The Tribune Company, owners of the Cubs and a lucrative newspaper chain, had two employees named Mark Guthrie in 2003, one a newspaper boy, or as they are called today, the PC term, "carrier" and the other a veteran lefty reliever. Erroneously, over $300 K of the reliever's salary ended up in the carrier's bank account and $ 26 K of it is still outstanding. The two sides are still working through the details of its full return.
Meanwhile Dave A. Roberts still insists that Dave W. Roberts owes him a Nate Colbert-signed ball that he left in the Padres clubhouse in the winter of 1971-72, when W. replaced him on the team.
[By the way, Chris Peterson was Chris Elliott's character on "Get a Life", a paper boy, or as he put it, "Head paper boy!"]