Among baseball fans, there's an old game of making up fictitious teams around a theme, based on players' last names. The All Food Team is a common example, featuring Jim Rice, Darryl Strawberry, Bob Lemon and newcomer Coco Crisp, among others. There's also the All Animal Team, which you can add to the Food Team if you're not a vegetarian: Tim Salmon, Mike Lamb, Steve Trout, Rob Deer.
I have my own theme team, which I call The Girls Team. The team so far:
Babe Ruth, Captain
Pete Rose, Manager
Alex Cora (brother Joey is on the Animal Team because I call him The Weasel)
Nellie Fox (you're never too old for this team, just ask the Babe)
Honourary team reporter: Shirley Povich.
I call them girls, mind you, not women, which lets me say things like, "Not bad, for a girl," when one of them hits a home run, or "What do you expect from a girl," when he strikes out. When I heard the Red Sox had acquired Mark Loretta, I said, "Just what we need, another girl on the team." See, it's a joke.