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In today's Player's Weekend matchup, it'll be G-Money vs. Estradabien. That is, Dillon Gee and Marco Estrada. Gee's nickname is more or less self explanatory: his name starts with a G, is pronounced "G," and he presumably makes a lot of money. He may also say to himself, "Gee, I have a lot of money," another possible nickname origin. Or, one time, he stumbled over the words "good morning" and it came out "G-Money," and he's referencing that. I'm inclined to go with that one.
Estradabien is, of course, Marco Estrada, whose nickname is a play on the Spanish words "sera bien," meaning "will be well." Twins fans are, of course, hoping that Estrada will not be well today, and will instead decide to give up a lot of runs. However, the nickname could easily refer to Marco's general state of health; perhaps he has a powerful immune system and, no matter what, "will be well." Personally, I would have gone with "The Devil Wears Estrada."
As for MY nicknames -- because we all know you're here for me -- I have a few, although none of them quite stick to the point that people actually call me these things. I've heard B.B. (like the gun, also like my initials), B-squared (like the math, also like my initials), Webb (this was back when Brandon Webb existed), and [redacted] (some people are mean.) The only one I hear on a regular basis is "Brando," which is probably the best one, because it drops just one letter from my name and references a person with whom I share a career.
MLB.com recently posted their list of the 25 best baseball nicknames (and yes, Aaron Judge made the Top 10.) I've included a poll for everyone to vote on their Top 10 picks; if you don't like any of the options, post your own in the comments.
GO TWINS GO!!!
MINNESOTA TWINS TORONTO BLUE JAYS Brian "Hozier" Dozier - 2B Ezequiel "The Prophet" Carrera - LF Joe "We are the 2%" Mauer - DH Josh "My Father's Name is Donald" Donaldson - 3B Jorge "Polly Wanna Ribbie" Polanco - SS Justin "On the Water" Smoak - 1B Eddie "Super" Rosario - LF Jose "Bau Down" Bautista - RF Byron "Gives No Bux" Buxton - CF Kendrys "Twins Legend" Morales - DH Max "imum" Kepler - RF Kevin "Not Kevin Millar" Pillar - CF Kennys "El Gato Grande" Vargas - 1B Ryan "Comin' or Ryan" Goins - SS Mitch "All Together" Garver - C Rob "Umpsnyder" Refsnyder - 2B Eduardo "Double-E Battery" Escobar - 3B Raffy "Bananaphone" Lopez - C Dillon "and Cole Sprouse" Gee - RHP Marco "Polo" Estrada - RHP
|MINNESOTA TWINS||TORONTO BLUE JAYS|
|Brian "Hozier" Dozier - 2B||Ezequiel "The Prophet" Carrera - LF|
|Joe "We are the 2%" Mauer - DH||Josh "My Father's Name is Donald" Donaldson - 3B|
|Jorge "Polly Wanna Ribbie" Polanco - SS||Justin "On the Water" Smoak - 1B|
|Eddie "Super" Rosario - LF||Jose "Bau Down" Bautista - RF|
|Byron "Gives No Bux" Buxton - CF||Kendrys "Twins Legend" Morales - DH|
|Max "imum" Kepler - RF||Kevin "Not Kevin Millar" Pillar - CF|
|Kennys "El Gato Grande" Vargas - 1B||Ryan "Comin' or Ryan" Goins - SS|
|Mitch "All Together" Garver - C||Rob "Umpsnyder" Refsnyder - 2B|
|Eduardo "Double-E Battery" Escobar - 3B||Raffy "Bananaphone" Lopez - C|
|Dillon "and Cole Sprouse" Gee - RHP||Marco "Polo" Estrada - RHP|
Which of MLB.com's Top 10 nicknames is the best?
This poll is closed
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