It’s the inaugural players weekend in the MLB and everyone has been talking about these fun player nicknames and uniforms. The colors pay homage to the bright uniforms of the Little League World Series. Some of these colors are awesome, and some of them (Mets) look like a creamsicle on the sidewalk during a New York City heat wave. I’m sure there are some old school baseball purists out there who think the nicknames are dumb, but I think they’re awesome. Here’s a list of my top 10:
Nothing was going to take the top spot over “Corey’s Brother.” Sean Doolittle is just an amazing human and his nickname is simple and fun. And of course, Aaron Hicks. The man who put a joke from a Key and Peele sketch on the back of his jersey definitely makes my top three.
Players weekend is a nice way to keep things a little lighter during a heated post season chase right now. Along with a great way to take your mind off the fact that your team probably isn’t going to the post season this year.