If the glow of college football approaching has been too bright you might have missed that MLB’s players weekend going on right now. If you flipped over to, say a Yankees game and wondered “why on earth does some dude have A-A-Ron on his jersey?” well the MLB put out special jerseys with players having the option to put a nickname on the jersey.
It’s a pretty cool and fun idea so we wanted to take a look at the former Hogs and see what they put on their jerseys.
Andrew Benintendi - Benny
Been getting a lot of requests to tweet this out, so here y'all go. #playersweekend pic.twitter.com/H9GpwAweyo— Andrew Benintendi (@asben16) August 25, 2017
Simple and effective. Benny Baseball would have been outstanding, although some people have tried to make Benny Biceps a thing as well. Either would have been more fun.
Logan Forsythe - Logie Bear
I don’t know how Forsythe got this nickname but I love it. The Dodgers have been having more fun than everyone all year and this name is one of many great ones on the team.
Craig Gentry - Gent
Haven’t found a picture of Gentry in his, but this is uninspiring. Show some creativity man. You’ve got one weekend for this, take advantage.
Grade - D
Dallas Keuchel - Keuchel
Oh come on Dallas. Kid Keuchy is right there! It’s your twitter handle! Sigh. Next.
Grade - F
Matt Reynolds - Rey Rey
#PlayersWeekend pic.twitter.com/lKTrGBxwwG— Matt Reynolds (@ReyRey_5) August 25, 2017
Grade - B+
Blake Parker - B-Easy
Parker gets some points for having a nickname. But it reminds me of G-Eazy, and G-Eazy is lame.
Grade - C-
James McCann - McCannon
It's #playersweekend !! Who's ready for these jerseys?? pic.twitter.com/rECwPTpaPD— James McCann (@JamesMcCann34) August 25, 2017
Oh hell yes, that’s what I’m taking about. We get a good pun with for a nickname. Which is always the best way to go about making a nickname.