Myrtle Beach Pelicans turn “Travoltafied name” trend into wacky promotion


Jun 25, 2013; Woodbridge, VA, USA; Potomac Nationals left fielder Bryce Harper (32) is thrown out at second base as Myrtle Beach Pelicans second baseman Rougned Odor (24) is able to apply the tag in the first inning at Pfitzner Stadium. Harper plays for Potomac in a rehab assignment. Mandatory Credit: Joy R. Absalon-USA TODAY Sports

One of the more bizarre recent pop culture trends has inspired one of the funnier minor league promotions in memory.

The story begins on Oscar night when superstar actor John Travolta, in some kind of stupor, hideously mangled the name of singer Idina Menzel, randomly re-christening her “Adele Dazeem.”

The gaffe seen round the world immediately became a viral sensation, inspiring the entire trend of Travoltafying: taking a name and changing it into a random bizarre name of the type that might be uttered by an actor while in a state of complete befuddlement.

Widgets allowing people to find out their Travoltafied name popped up all over. The trend grew so huge, the Myrtle Beach Pelicans decided to turn it into a promotion.

The Pelicans – or Marley Borfes Nicholas – will hold John Travolta Tribute Night on April 17th at Pelicans Ballpark. And of course there’s a cheesy video.

Don’t worry John Travolta, this craziness will eventually run its course. Soon people will forget about your massive brainfart and you will no longer be the guy who mangled that woman’s name.

You will go back to being the paunchy old bald actor who used to be cool, like thirty years ago, but is now just kind of weird and sad.

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