Major League Baseball players are trying something different the weekend of Aug. 25-27 -- they will be wearing a nickname (chosen by them) on their jerseys instead of their last name. MLB's team shop* has all of the jerseys available for sale, so we thought we'd go through and rank the nicknames of the Milwaukee Brewers from best to worst. At least in our opinion.
(* -- As of this writing, jerseys for Keon Broxton and Jeremy Jeffress were not available on the site.)
1. Jimmy Nelson: Big Sweat
Randy Johnson was The Big Unit. Frank Thomas was The Big Hurt. Now introducing Jimmy Nelson as The Big Sweat.
2. Travis Shaw: Mayor-DDC
The Mayor of Ding Dong City, that is.
3. Matt Garza: The Count
Garza shares an identical goatee with Sesame Street’s “The Count.” Kids, google it.
4. Zach Davies: Bat Boy
This could legitimately get confusing with the real bat boy.
5. Brent Suter: The Raptor
*Cue Jurassic Park theme song*
6. Eric Thames: Sang Namja
Loosely translated this means "Badass." Somehow “Badass” sounds more badass in Korean.
7. Domingo Santana: Showmingo
Original and flashy. 10/10 stars.
8. Josh Hader: Haderade
Sporty. Cool. A nickname only someone with a golden mane of hair could pull off.
9. Eric Sogard: Nerd Power
Wouldn’t be surprised if this one ends up being the top seller.
10. Steven Vogt: I Believe
In Steven Vogt!
11. Michael Blazek: Jus Blaze
After Just Blaze, the hip-hop record producer who yells his name before every song (no, not DJ Khaled).
12. Hernan Perez: Pan Blanco
Directly translates to “white bread.”
13. Carlos Torres: El Carnicero (The butcher)
Now coming out of the bullpen, “the butcher!” *shivers*
14. Jett Bandy: Sinker-Slider
Talk about tipping your pitches.
15. Ryan Braun: Ocho
Braun is on his way to become a relative of former Bengals wide receiver Chad Johnson.
16. Many Pina: Pineapple
“Pina” in Spanish means pineapple. Yum.
17. Jesus Aguilar: Dino
See Suter, Brent.
18. Junior Guerra: Cabezon
Roughly translates to “having a big head” or “stubborn.” You choose.
19. Orlando Arcia: El Nino (The boy)
Possibly a play on Ken Griffey Jr.’s nickname from the 1990s, “The Kid”
20. Oliver Drake: Bucko
“Bucko” might be the baseball-iest nickname of all time.
21. Jacob Barnes: Caveman
22. Brett Phillips: Maverick
Full name is Brett Maverick Phillips. Highway to the danger zone, baby.
23. Corey Knebel: Bird Dog
Knebel, a home brewer himself, discovered a brewery called Bird Dog during a baseball trip in college.
24. Chase Anderson: Texas
Seriously, don’t mess with Chase.
25. Keon Broxton: Fla Boy
Would have loved to see “Loverboy9,” like he goes by on Twitter.
26. Jared Hughes: Bull
Fitting since Hughes treats the jog to the mound like the Running of the Bulls in Pamplona, Spain.
27. Jonathan Villar: Villi
Now all he needs to do is walk up to a Milli Vanilli song.
28. Jeremy Jeffress: Jay Jay
The jet plane?
29. Wily Peralta: Big Wily
Sounds like a classic baseball nickname from the 1920s.
30. Anthony Swarzak: Swarzy
Not much creativity here. But a solid baseball name.