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Paul's Nickname Column

Unread postby swerb » Fri Mar 30, 2007 8:47 am

Good stuff. I think the following may have some staying power ...

~Super Sizemore
~Dellichaels (love that one)
~Jesse's Boy
~Vic The Stick
~The Dominican Dandy
~ShopVac
~Mighty Rouse

For me though, on Indians nicknames, nothing will ever beat the duo from The Bullpen From Hell back in the mid 80's ...

Ernie "Macho" Camacho
Jamie "The Rat" Easterly
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Unread postby consigliere » Fri Mar 30, 2007 9:19 am

Yeah, that was a great piece from Paul.

FWIW, Andy Marte was called "Andy Market" in the minors because people thought he would be H-U-G-E in baseball eventually. Still could be, but that nickname always caught me.

But it is true, nicknames do help people associate themselves with the team. Look at some from the 90s:

Eddie "Eat Drink and Be" Murray
Carlos "One if By Land, Two if By Sea, Three If" Baerga
Manny "Baby Bull" Ramirez
Dennis "El Presidente" Martinez
Orel "Bulldog" Hershiser (I always called him "The Nerd")
Jose "Senor Smoke" Mesa (or Senor Slam, Senor Joke, etc)
And tons more...

And, I remember the one I came up for Jeff Kent, who when he was with the Indians annoyed the hell out of me: Jeff-I-Kent-Hit

Or, Jason Jacome who I couldn't stand: Jason-Jacome-Put-Me-In
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Unread postby General » Fri Mar 30, 2007 10:08 am

How about Jhonny "Paralyzed" in honor of his range (or lack of same).
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Unread postby pup » Fri Mar 30, 2007 10:28 am

Eric "Freaking" Wedge
Home Run Leaders as RHB 5/7/13

Mark Reynolds (10)
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Unread postby swerb » Fri Mar 30, 2007 10:34 am

Senor Smoke, The Bulldog (love it), and El Presidente were all GREAT nicknames. And they all pitched together here at one time.
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Unread postby General » Fri Mar 30, 2007 10:47 am

"Wedgie" because his head is always jammed up his ass.
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Unread postby consigliere » Fri Mar 30, 2007 11:01 am

My buddy and I used to always call Thome: Step Into a Slim Jim Thome. When ever he'd come up, back during 94-97, we'd call for him in our bext Macho Man voice to "Step into a Slim Jim!" (I believe the commerical was always "snap" into a slim jim, but we liked that better).

Amazing how many nicknames you come up with....especially for opponents. I recall the Angels catcher Jorge Fabregas....we called him Jorge Fag-up-my-ass. Tons of others.

For current players, I like Buff's Banana reference to Cliff. Cliff "THe Banana" Lee. Or, Fausto "My" Carmona (ok, lame).
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