Thursday, March 31, 2011

A (Pete) Rose by Any Other Name

To get us all ready for THE START OF THE REGULAR SEASON, I present some 11 Points' List of the GREATEST BASEBALL NICKNAMES EVER. Some of which are due for a comeback or re-branding. You can read the full article here:

1. Bob "Death to Flying Things" Ferguson

2. Lou "Biscuit Pants" Gehrig - As Humpty Hump said, just grab 'em in the biscuits

3. Pud "The Little Steam Engine" Galvin

4. Mordecai "Three Finger" Brown - Who, non-ironically enough, only did have three fingers

5. "Gentleman" George Decker - "Caballero" Carlos Zambrano

6. Hugh "Losing Pitcher" Mulcahy - Barry Zito's already dusting this name off

7. Frank "The Piano Mover" Smith

8. George "High Pockets" Kelly

9. Burleigh "Ol' Stubblebeard" Grimes - Not to be confused with Los Feliz's famed sloshery "Ye Olde Rustic Inn"

10. William Van Winkle "Chicken" Wolf

11. George "Twinkletoes" Selkirk - I dare anyone to call Milton Bradley this

Suddenly, WWE nicknames seem a little less assy. (Speaking of, I was always partial to Lanny Poffo, who went by "Leaping" and then reinvented himself as "The Genius.")

Loyal (and Cheating) Readers - Any suggestions for nicknames for our current roster? Throw them in the comments.

17 comments:

Fred's Brim said...

Dusty already came up with Juan "Urine" Uribe. Actually, Dusty's iPhone came up with it, but we can give him the credit.

Mr. Doctor said...

Jay "Needles" Gibbons?

Mr. Doctor said...

Matt "Rude Boy" Kemp

Mr. Doctor said...

Andre Ethier "Leaving or A-Going"

Delino DeShields, Patriarch said...

Andre the Big John Stud

QuadSevens said...

Aaron "I would walk 500" Miles

Delino DeShields, Patriarch said...

Ted Lilly (Said like Herman Munster)

Delino DeShields, Patriarch said...

Hot Rod Barajas

Delino DeShields, Patriarch said...

(and speaking of Herman Munster)
Tony "Fred" Gwynn

Delino DeShields, Patriarch said...

Kuroda's got enough on his mind. No nickname at this time. Too soon.

Delino DeShields, Patriarch said...

From last season...

Ronald
"Back to back, belly to belly
Well I don't give a damn
'cause it doesn't matter really
Back to back, belly to belly
At the Zombie Jamboree"
Belisario

Spank said...

Jay "Waning/Waxing" Gibbons

Spank said...

James "Thunderstick" Loney

Spank said...

John "Dorothy" Garland

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Mike "I'm here for the long haul" MacDougal

Fred's Brim said...

Xavier "What do you mean DFA doesn't stand for Death From Above, 'in this case'?" Paul

Spank said...

A.J. "One way ticket to Albuqurque" Ellis