August 10, 2018

August 24-26 Is Nickname Weekend

On the weekend of August 24-26, players once again will be wearing nicknames on the back of their jerseys. ESPN has a preview. (The first one on the list is fantastic.)

Far too many of the Red Sox's nicknames (& some quotes) are duller than dishwater. BJ, JBJ, Evo, Work, Swi. Seriously? Look, when your last name is "Butler", "Butler" is NOT a nickname. (Mookie gets a pass, because Mookie!.)
Matt Barnes: "BARNACLES"
Andrew Benintendi: "BENNY"
Mookie Betts: "MOOKIE"
Xander Bogaerts: "BOGIE"
Jackie Bradley Jr.: "JBJ"
Dan Butler: "BUTLER"
Rafael Devers: "CARITA"
Nathan Eovaldi: "EVO"
Heath Hembree: "HEATER HERE"
Marco Hernandez: "MARKITO"
Brock Holt: "BROCKSTAR"
Brian Johnson: "BJ"
Joe Kelly: "JIMMY B"
Ian Kinsler: "BOOTSIE"
Craig Kimbrel: "DIRTY CRAIG"
Sandy Leon: "NOAH"
Austin Maddox: "MADD DAWG"
J.D. Martinez: "FLACO"
Mitch Moreland: "2 - BAGS"
Eduardo Nunez: "NUNIE"
Steve Pearce: "LATE LIGHTNING"
Dustin Pedroia: "PEDEY"
Drew Pomeranz: "BIG SMOOTH"
Rick Porcello: "VEINTIDÓS"
David Price: "SLIM DUNKIN"
Eduardo Rodriguez: "EL GUALO"
Carson Smith: "SMITTY"
Blake Swihart: "SWI"
Tyler Thornburg: "THORN"
Christian Vazquez: "COLO"
Hector Velazquez: "CABEZON"
Brandon Workman: "WORK"
Steven Wright: "KNUCKSIE"
I will continue to believe that many players have more obscene nicknames that cannot be used. And I would like to know what those names are.

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