Whither B.J. Weed


B.J. Weed with the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes in 2005.

 

His was a name not easily forgotten.

Someone on the Angels fan message board recently asked me the whereabouts of B.J. Weed, a utility infielder in the Angels’ minor leagues in the mid-2000s.

Weed was released during his 2005 season with Rancho Cucamonga. He went on to play in independent ball through 2008, never playing above Advanced Class-A.

A quick Google search revealed that B.J. has capitalized on his unusual name.

Click here to check out BJWeed.com, a web site where he’s selling T-shirts that bear his unusual name.

On the home page, it states:

Who is BJ Weed?

You may be thinking to yourself, “Where did this name come from and is this a real name?” This name is actually real. After being abused and recognized for having such a standout name, I decided to start a clothing company based upon my name. I was born and raised in New York and have traveled ever since due to a minor league career in baseball. Since my career has ended, I have decided to travel down a different road and into the business world. So check out the various items and styles throughout the site and grab yourself a quality product with a unique design.

The site has T-shirts for both men and women.

It’s a living.

Click here to watch a video of Weed hitting a triple with Rancho Cucamonga in 2004.

1 Comment

Beeeeeeeeeeeeeeee Jaaaaaaay Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeed! we loved watching him play. When we talk of all the Quakes games we watched his name ALWAYS gets mentioned. Sorry we didn’t see you in the Majors but glad thikngs worked out as a coach.

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