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Offline Senatorswin

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MLB Nicknames
« Topic Start: March 12, 2023, 03:27:00 PM »
It doesn't seem like present day MLB players have popular nicknames. There are no Big Trains, Sultan of Swats, Hammerins, The Big Units, or Three Finger Browns.

Certainly no present day Nats deserve a nickname yet, although with Ruiz going to be around for the next decade maybe he should get one. According to a MLB article these are the top 10. I knew one of them and could of guessed one.

The Magician
Polar Bear
El Nino
Childish Bambino
La Pantera
Thor (fans probably know who this is)
La Tortuga
Sho Time (could guess this one)
Carita
Bringer of Rain

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Re: MLB Nicknames
« Reply #1: March 12, 2023, 03:46:04 PM »
And what about teams?  Washington Nationals - 'Bringer Of Pain'... ;)

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Re: MLB Nicknames
« Reply #2: March 12, 2023, 04:02:02 PM »
And what about teams?  Washington Nationals - 'Bringer Of Pain'... ;)

Nice. Only a temporary nick though.

Nobody knows who the majority of these top 10 are.

One of them is not Aaron Judge whose nickname is "all rise" It's an appropriate nick because of his name and what everybody does at the ballpark when he hits a home run but it doesn't sound as good as something like "the big hurt".

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Re: MLB Nicknames
« Reply #3: March 12, 2023, 05:08:24 PM »
I recognized half: Alonso, Soto, Syndergaard, Ohtani and Donaldson.

The only other ones that jump to mind among current players are Francisco Lindor as Mr. Smile, Matt Adams as Big City and Nelson Cruz as Boomstick.

I nicknamed Jesús Luzardo "the Basilisk," AKA the Jesus Lizard, but that doesn't seem to have caught on.

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Re: MLB Nicknames
« Reply #4: March 12, 2023, 06:08:48 PM »
I recognized half: Alonso, Soto, Syndergaard, Ohtani and Donaldson.

The only other ones that jump to mind among current players are Francisco Lindor as Mr. Smile, Matt Adams as Big City and Nelson Cruz as Boomstick.

I nicknamed Jesús Luzardo "the Basilisk," AKA the Jesus Lizard, but that doesn't seem to have caught on.

Matt Adams as Big City is a good one and pretty well known. Nelson Cruz as Boomstick is a good one.

You more than I did.

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Re: MLB Nicknames
« Reply #5: March 19, 2023, 12:09:03 PM »
Some so classic that box-scores listed a player by his nickname.

- Firpo Marberry

- Curly Ogden

- Mule Shirley

- Muddy Ruel

- Pinky Hargrave (brother of Bubbles Hargrave)

Nats players in the 1924 World Series



- Irish Meusel

- Rosy Ryan

- Mule Watson

- Hack Wilson

Giants in 1924 Series

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Re: MLB Nicknames
« Reply #6: March 19, 2023, 01:34:21 PM »
It doesn't seem like present day MLB players have popular nicknames. There are no Big Trains, Sultan of Swats, Hammerins, The Big Units, or Three Finger Browns.

Certainly no present day Nats deserve a nickname yet, although with Ruiz going to be around for the next decade maybe he should get one. According to a MLB article these are the top 10. I knew one of them and could of guessed one.

The Magician
Polar Bear
El Nino
Childish Bambino
La Pantera
Thor (fans probably know who this is)
La Tortuga
Sho Time (could guess this one)
Carita
Bringer of Rain
OK, I've heard of La Tortuga but could not tell you who it is off the top of my head.
Thor is easy.
La Pantera I think is one of the White Sox? Luis Robert?
Childish Bambino is easy.
Polar Bear is easy.
El Mago I know Javier Baez . The Magician I would know among current players.
El Nino? Tatis Jr? if not, Vladito

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Re: MLB Nicknames
« Reply #7: March 19, 2023, 01:38:45 PM »
OK, I've heard of La Tortuga but could not tell you who it is off the top of my head.
Thor is easy.
La Pantera I think is one of the White Sox? Luis Robert?
Childish Bambino is easy.
Polar Bear is easy.
El Mago I know Javier Baez . The Magician I would know among current players.
El Nino? Tatis Jr? if not, Vladito
not bad. La Pantera and El Mago are right, and the Magician = El Mago.
El Nino 1st guess was right.

La Tortuga is a lot less prominent than the other nicknames.  Got the primary position correct, just blanked on who it was.
Sho Time so obvious I didn't bother.

Carita and Bringer of Rain beat me too.  so I think I got 7.

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Re: MLB Nicknames
« Reply #8: March 19, 2023, 01:55:44 PM »
All the great nicknames are retired or on other teams:
Truck
Spanky or Mighty Mouse
Road Runner
Michael A Tater
Baby Shark
Employee #11 or Zman

How soon we forget our champs!

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Re: MLB Nicknames
« Reply #9: March 19, 2023, 03:04:55 PM »
I'm just glad we're past the era of just shortening people's names: A-Rod, I-Rod, CarGo, etc.

I'm surprised I'm the first person to post the words "Tony Plush" in this thread.

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Re: MLB Nicknames
« Reply #10: March 19, 2023, 03:18:51 PM »
I'm just glad we're past the era of just shortening people's names: A-Rod, I-Rod, CarGo, etc.

I'm surprised I'm the first person to post the words "Tony Plush" in this thread.
How about F-LOP?

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Re: MLB Nicknames
« Reply #11: March 19, 2023, 04:05:55 PM »
All the great nicknames are retired or on other teams:
Truck
Spanky or Mighty Mouse
Road Runner
Michael A Tater
Baby Shark
Employee #11 or Zman

How soon we forget our champs!
sharkadina
The Chief
White Whale (only on this board)

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Re: MLB Nicknames
« Reply #12: March 19, 2023, 04:13:22 PM »
Big city

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Re: MLB Nicknames
« Reply #13: March 19, 2023, 04:25:39 PM »
Didn’t Bubbles Hargrave use to dance at Good Guys?

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Re: MLB Nicknames
« Reply #14: March 19, 2023, 05:14:03 PM »
Didn’t Bubbles Hargrave use to dance at Good Guys?

Now that made me laugh.

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Re: MLB Nicknames
« Reply #15: March 19, 2023, 05:15:21 PM »
sharkadina
The Chief
White Whale (only on this board)

I think The Chief is the all time best Nats nick. Maybe a tie with ZMan.

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Re: MLB Nicknames
« Reply #16: March 21, 2023, 07:37:14 AM »
Tony Two-Bags. FP Santangelo's greatest contribution to this franchise.

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Re: MLB Nicknames
« Reply #17: March 21, 2023, 08:32:55 AM »
I think The Chief is the all time best Nats nick. Maybe a tie with ZMan.

How can we forget Tony Plush? :couch:

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Re: MLB Nicknames
« Reply #18: March 21, 2023, 10:02:30 PM »
Tony Two-Bags. FP Santangelo's greatest contribution to this franchise.

Tony Two-Bags is up there too. It must be since everybody I know who's name is Tony I often call them Tony Two-Bags.

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Re: MLB Nicknames
« Reply #19: March 21, 2023, 10:03:46 PM »
How can we forget Tony Plush? :couch:

Tony Plush is good but a notch below The Chief, ZMANN and Tony Two-Bags.

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