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PostPosted: Wed May 03, 2006 9:59 pm
by rjforlife
my two favorites


Rex " Hurricane " Hudler

PostPosted: Wed May 03, 2006 11:17 pm
by tuff_gong
El Caballo (just because it's horse in spanish, cracks me up!)

Re: Your favorite player nickname?

PostPosted: Thu May 04, 2006 1:01 am
by Joe Mauer
oukurt wrote:Before my time but I always loved hearing my granddad talk about the "Say Hey" kid.
The Big Hurt isn't hurting anyone these days, but I love the nickname. Which is your favorite?

Of course, we all know that you get a nickname by something you do or a play on words with your name, etc. And there defenately are some good ones out there (old and new). But I have to think the most appropriately nicknamed player would have to be Frank Thomas. I am not a big (or even a small) Thomas fan but in his prime he did put "The Big Hurt" on opposing teams and pitchers. He also apparently put "The Big Hurt" on clubhouse chemestry in his final years with the team. And of course, he has sustained a lot of injuries and so still "The Big Hurt" is an appropriate nickname, just in a different way. I really can't think of someone who's nickname can be viewed in so many different has to be my favorite.

Someone else on here said that Mauer is called by a KFAN radio talk show host as "the baby Jesus." I have heard that a few times and it is quite funny.

PostPosted: Thu May 04, 2006 1:54 am
by The Big Stick

PostPosted: Thu May 04, 2006 2:31 am
by Fireball Express
Jim "Catfish" Hunter
Ron Guidry - "Louisiana Lightning"
Rusty Staub - "Le Grande Orange"
Mickey Rivers - "Mick the Quick"
Mark "The Bird" Fidrych
Bill "The Spaceman" Lee

I always crack up when Lance Berkman is referred to as "Fat Elvis".

Oh, and this year's future classic, "Barroid".

PostPosted: Thu May 04, 2006 9:05 am
by rob0417
Senor Smoke - Jose Mesa

PostPosted: Thu May 04, 2006 9:26 am
by Inukchuk
TheYanks04 wrote:Captain K Soriano
Swing and a Miss Boone
Fat Toad Irabu
The Boston Shill Gammons

Um, did you just make these up? They sound more like something you whine at the TV...

Anyways, I think El Guapo is easily the best...

PostPosted: Thu May 04, 2006 9:47 am
by benjapage
another vote for trü

and i love:

felipe "fe-lo" lopez
eric "the red davis
adam "big donkey" dunn
jose "joe table" mesa
matt "matty mo" morris
francisco "k-rod" rodriguez


PostPosted: Thu May 04, 2006 10:11 am
by markj11
Dr. K
Tony "Rock" Rains
Sammy “Say It Ain’t” Sosa
here are all Bergman's ... =clnk&cd=1

PostPosted: Thu May 04, 2006 10:14 am
by d18Mike
Bob "Death to Flying Things" Ferguson.