Major League Baseball is trying to make themselves more “fun”. With that comes some action.
That means August 25-27 is MLB player’s weekend which means teams will wear some colorful looking jerseys with nicknames on the back of them. Of course, that means the Red Sox will have some nicknames, so let’s break some of ’em down.
Definitely good to see a couple nicknames Jared Carrabis (who is a great Twitter follow, by the way) made famous make it on the list. Mitchy Two Bags for Mitch Moreland and the Lawnmower for Robbie Ross Jr.. Oh, and Travis Shaw is wearing his Mayor of Ding Dong City jersey for the Brewers. Those are the best ones.
Xander Bogaerts wearing X is self-explanatory and good. CY for Chris Young is fine, but not too sure about JK for Joe Kelly when his real nickname is Joey Kittens.
Someone needs to tell Hanley that you don’t get to pick your own nickname and that El Trece isn’t catching on in Boston. It’s like how Pablo Sandoval wasn’t the Panda here.
People will give David Price a hard time for being “Astro’s Dad” because Astro is his dog and biologically, that is not true, but at least he owns a dog and deserves credit for that.
Tyler Thornburg has a jersey and it says Thorny. I’m sure all Red Sox fans would like to see him in a Red Sox jersey. Maybe next year they will.
Brock Star, Laser Show, JBJ and Mookie were to be expected. Those are solid.
Sandy Leon put his unborn son, Noah, on the back of his jersey. That’s a caring gesture.
The rest are fine I guess. Just not that common.
Brandon Workman, Christian Vazquez, Addison Reed, Rafael Devers, Eduardo Nunez and Fernando Abad aren’t listed. Not sure why that is, especially with Devers and Nunez hitting well.
No, John Farrell doesn’t have a nickname jersey either.
The Red Sox are playing the Orioles on jersey weekend.