Nicknames - we're still working on them
I don't want to let this slip away - thank you for all of you who so far have put in your $0.02 on the subject of "standardizing" nicknames for Your 2009 Cubs. Not that your lists of "what we call them at home" aren't entertaining, but if you can provide proof, via a link, that demonstrates someone in the "inner circle" of the Cubs (players, coaches, Hendry, Len&Bob, Pat but NOT Ron) using a player's nickname in public for all to hear, it will go a long way towards cementing the entry for that particular individual.
So far we have the following pretty much wrapped up:
- Piniella - Sweet Lou
- Zambrano - Big Z
- Johnson - White Slice
- Samardzija - Shark
- Fontenot - Font
- Theriot - The Riot
- Lee - DLee
- Hoffpauir - The Hoff
We have also declared Fukudome to be a wild card - like the AM/PM market, there's just Too Much Good Stuff in there.
Submission of the day (so far): from "dberryhill"
- Milton Bradley - Don't wake daddy
Worst submission (so far): no surprise, from "Kurtis Evans"
- Ryan Theriot - Quiet Theriot
Anyway, what I want to do with this is compile this, firm it up, then pass it around to the Desipios and BCBs and ACBs of the world, and have them post it up and more importantly, abide by it. So if we all decide Kevin Gregg's nickname is "Slingblade" (and I know, this was Remlinger's, but let's just suppose for the moment) and then when Bad Kermit refers to "Slingblade", then we'll all automatically know who he's referring to.
So, get busy, get creative, and get researching. I'm going to go out to DeRo's old blog to see what I can find there, and I'll report back later.