• 2006 Nicknames

    Posted by on January 16th, 2006 · Comments (1)

    Last year, I gave you “Obi Wang.” So, I decided to throw out some nominations now for nicknames to use this season, with the hope that some of them stick.

    Jorge “Bare Hands” Posada

    I’ve always thought this should be Jorge’s handle – considering that he never wears batting gloves (and uses a homemade hand-toughener).

    Jason “Neoprene” Giambi

    Let’s face it, the guy needs a wet suit.

    Robinson “Tippy” Cano

    Works when you pronounce his last name the way that Jeter refers to him.

    Alex “Abner” Rodriguez

    I always thought A-Rod was too J-Lo-ish. “Abner” fits on many levels – from “thinking you invented the game” to the incredible likeness to the Al Capp creation.

    Derek “Cupid” Jeter

    Who broke my heart?
    You did, you did.
    Bow to the target,
    Blame Cupid, Cupid.
    You think you’re smart,
    Stupid, Stupid.
    Shoot that poison arrow to my heart,
    Shoot that poison arrow.

    Hideki “Simba” Matsui

    Tough one here – considering that Godzilla is such a cool handle. But, I’m sorry, if you’re going to wear your hair ala’ a late ’70′s Ted Simmons, you’re going to be called Simba by me.

    Johnny “Happy” Damon

    Only because I think he’s the mental reincarnation of Happy Felsch.

    Gary “Shaft” Sheffield

    Simply because he’s one bad mother – - shut your mouth!

    Bernie “Keanu” Williams

    If Telemundo ever does a TV-version of Bill & Ted, Bernie’s gotta get the part as Ted Logan.

    I’ll start working on the bench players another day.

    Comments on 2006 Nicknames

    1. Jason O.
      January 17th, 2006 | 11:55 am

      Nice work SL:

      Sheffield is more Max Julien in “The Mack” than Roundtree to me.

      I also call Matsui “Hattori Hanzo” for the obvious (Kill Bill pt. 1) reasons. You know, sword/bat weapon analogy.

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