Friday, December 19, 2003
Checking out the other M's blogs, I see I've been discovered. Steve got me first. That means, all told, there might me as many as seven people reading anything I might post here. Pressure's on.
We need more. Here's a few I've come up with while staring blankly at exam questions:
"Mr. Electricity" - Randy Winn (actually, my friend Pete Ziemkiewicz coined this, in one of those "I guess you had to be there" moments)
"Plastic Man" - Ryan Franklin
"Goat Boy" - Bill Bavasi
"Robocop" - Rafael Soriano
"Jazzier Sausage" - Kazuhiro Sasaki (see 12/17/03 post)
EXISTING NICKNAMES TO KEEP:
"Papi" - Edgar Martinez
"Big Chief" - Freddy Garcia
"Everyday Eddie" - Eddie Guardado
PLAYERS IN NEED OF NICKNAME REPLACEMENT SURGERY
"Big Ben" - Ben Davis
"Boonie" - Bret Boone
All other players whose nickname consists of "ie" suffixed to the first syllable of his last name
"Daimajin" - Kazu Sasaki
INANIMATE NICKNAMES IN NEED OF REPLACEMENT
"The Thang" - Kazuhiro Sasaki's splitter. Nothing makes me cringe more that when Rick Rizzs says, "And here comes the Thang." Next time I see Rick at the Joker I'll make sure to tell him.
"Gump" - Bob Melvin. Too bad Sox fans at SOSH have already used this one for Grady Little.