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Danny Kanell : 8/9/2017 1:34 pm
And to make matters worse, nicknames...

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The Yankees have a long-standing tradition of not having names on the back of their jerseys. But due to a special event in baseball, that's going to change.

MLB announced Wednesday that from Aug. 25-27 it will be celebrating Players Weekend across the league. What does that mean? It means players get to have creative names on the back of their jerseys, such as nicknames or anything creative they want.

As part of the announcement, the league made sure to mention the Yankees.


Yes, even the Yankees will have names on the back of their pinstripe jerseys, throughout that weekend series against the Mariners. Just imagine if this happened years ago, with the sight of Bambino, Joltin' Joe and the Mick over their numbers.



And the worst part:

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Gary Sanchez: Kraken
Aaron Judge: All Rise
Aaron Hicks: A-A Ron
Starlin Castro: All-Starlin
Todd Frazier: Toddfather
Dellin Betances: D. Dawg
Luis Severino: Sevy
Masahiro Tanaka: Masa
Aroldis Chapman: The Missile
Didi Gregorius: Sir Didi
Austin Romine: Ro
Adam Warren: Rocket
Chase Headley: Head
Jacoby Ellsbury: Chief
Chad Green: Greeny




This almost reads like an Onion Sports article.




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This is a terrible idea.  
Mike in Long Beach : 8/9/2017 2:47 pm : link
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RE: Some of these garbage jerseys  
Route 9 : 8/9/2017 2:51 pm : link
In comment 13554037 B in ALB said:
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Are selling for $200. Fuck. That.


Always about the cash money
Doesn't bother me, but I am surprised the Yankees are participating.  
Mad Mike : 8/9/2017 3:04 pm : link
That said, I do like A-A-Ron.
People who buy these  
LCtheINTMachine : 8/9/2017 3:05 pm : link
should be ashamed of themselves.
I don't much care about...  
Chris in Philly : 8/9/2017 3:05 pm : link
alternate jerseys or anything, but those nicknames are embarrassing...
they should be allowed  
spike : 8/9/2017 3:08 pm : link
to have facial hair for the players weekend then
Someone will buy the Thor jersey  
spike : 8/9/2017 3:11 pm : link
Harvey has given up his Dark KNight persona. Just Harvey now
RE: For the Yankees' nicknames..  
GiantGolfer : 8/9/2017 3:18 pm : link
In comment 13554013 Dave in Hoboken said:
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anyone find it odd how Gardener has his actual last name on it, and it's not "Gardy" for his jersey?

Weird.


I look at it like Gardner thinking it's stupid and if he has to put a name on his jersey it might as well be his actual name.

Cringeworthy  
Walt in MD : 8/9/2017 3:29 pm : link
All Rise. Sit back down after he strikes out again. Kraken? Really, guys on the team call him that? A A Ron is funny. Come on though. They are the Yankees. This will partially legitimize the fans that wear jerseys with names on them. That's a horrible thing.
the names  
PaulBlakeTSU : 8/9/2017 3:29 pm : link
are lame. Fortunately, these won't be on the pinstripes but on spring-training looking jerseys
RE: the names  
Greg from LI : 8/9/2017 3:36 pm : link
In comment 13554121 PaulBlakeTSU said:
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are lame. Fortunately, these won't be on the pinstripes but on spring-training looking jerseys


Yeah, I thought that was the one silver lining. I thought when I read the headline that the players would look like they were wearing those knockoff pinstripes with the names on them, as if they bought their jerseys from a street vendor.

Still awful, but it could have been worse. 115 years with no names, and now this crap?
Meh. If the Yanks sweep that series they could wear  
Stu11 : 8/9/2017 3:37 pm : link
Pajamas for all I care. I'm 49. I'd love it if Thurman was still alive and Mick the quick Rivers was still batting leadoff but life goes on and times change. Its 3 games and my kids will get a kick out of it and well have a good laugh at the nicknames.
RE: George would have rehired Levine  
Stu11 : 8/9/2017 3:43 pm : link
In comment 13553988 dune69 said:
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6 or 7 times just so that he could keep publically firing his ass.

Nope Levine is precisely one of the guys George would have kept around 15 years and called one of his "baseball guys". Levine is just the type of low life sycophant ass kissers George would have loved.
Kyle Seager wins  
JoeMoney19 : 8/9/2017 3:47 pm : link
the nickname competition. Felipe Rivero takes the cojones prize.
Can't the Yankees just refuse and pay a fine?  
chopperhatch : 8/9/2017 4:30 pm : link
Would be pretty Yankee-like to have the uniforms sent and tell the league to fuck themselves when they trotted out in their regular unis.
I'd rather see the team wear the "Black Yankees" throwback  
shockeyisthebest8056 : 8/9/2017 4:33 pm : link
at least once instead of this stupidity.

Anything to make a buck.
should have  
Dankbeerman : 8/9/2017 10:04 pm : link
john sterling decide on the nicknames.

fyi, I wont buy a jersey with names, tshirt yes jersey never. If someone chose not to wear a name he would be the next jersey I buy.
It's supposed to be fun...  
bigschott : 8/10/2017 9:01 am : link
As a softball player and guy who played sports his entire life, I fully support this idea.

Nicknames are fun. We've all had them. If you didnt, sorry, but you probably didn't have friends or were a jerk.

In general, everyone needs relax with the holier than thou attitude.

I think the Yankees actually picked a few good ones. They obviously had fun with it. Good for them. They deserve to have some fun.

Mets have to be the worst in all of baseball. Which makes sense considering playing for the Mets and the Wilpons (and Sandy) is likely a completely miserable experience (relatively speaking).

RE: It's supposed to be fun...  
TheMick7 : 8/10/2017 10:30 am : link
In comment 13554661 bigschott said:
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As a softball player and guy who played sports his entire life, I fully support this idea.

Nicknames are fun. We've all had them. If you didnt, sorry, but you probably didn't have friends or were a jerk.

In general, everyone needs relax with the holier than thou attitude.

I think the Yankees actually picked a few good ones. They obviously had fun with it. Good for them. They deserve to have some fun.

Mets have to be the worst in all of baseball. Which makes sense considering playing for the Mets and the Wilpons (and Sandy) is likely a completely miserable experience (relatively speaking).


You can enjoy watching teams wear these ugly softball uniforms & the money grab that MLB will reap from it. I understand that the younger generation might like them. But,actually,many of the players DIDN"T want to do this & were cajoled into doing it by management.This really is the XFL revisited & even the NFL,who does almost anything for money,hasn't sunk to this level! Yeah, I'm an old fart,holier than thou fan who doesn't see this as anything but a money grab by MLB. But then again,I believe in the hit & run,the bunt,the stolen base,putting the ball in play,moving runners over,making contact,you know,all the things that are now considered negative baseball so just ignore me & move along!
This is just a stupid idea.  
Matt M. : 8/10/2017 10:51 am : link
First of all, most of the "nicknames" seem forced. You really think anyone refers to Judge as "All Rise". Second of all, it doesn't seem the Yankees will actually have their names on the pinstripe jerseys, which would be blasphemy. Instead, they will be wearing these hideous softball looking jerseys, which only proves this is really just a money grab by the league and owners.

If I was a player on the Yankees, I would refuse to put a nickname on a jersey. I would rather both keep with tradition and not have a name on a Yankee uniform and also not put a stupid nickname on a professional uniform. Hell, I don't even like seeing the replica jerseys with the names on them? Who buys that knowing the Yankees don't do it?
I am also getting a little tired of all these "special" uniforms  
Matt M. : 8/10/2017 10:56 am : link
I really wish there was an opt out for teams. I didn't care for the uniforms with the camouflage lettering and hats or the fourth of July uniforms with the stars and stripes socks and lettering. Any player with the high socks looked like a clown or teenage girl with those socks. And don't give me the "it's fun" argument or it's honoring the troops or any other BS. This is simply an excuse to get people to buy more merchandise. I'm sure if they do it again next year, they designs will be different so it will be yet another new piece of merchandise.
RE: It's supposed to be fun...  
B in ALB : 8/10/2017 11:01 am : link
In comment 13554661 bigschott said:
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As a softball player and guy who played sports his entire life, I fully support this idea.

Nicknames are fun. We've all had them. If you didnt, sorry, but you probably didn't have friends or were a jerk.

In general, everyone needs relax with the holier than thou attitude.

I think the Yankees actually picked a few good ones. They obviously had fun with it. Good for them. They deserve to have some fun.

Mets have to be the worst in all of baseball. Which makes sense considering playing for the Mets and the Wilpons (and Sandy) is likely a completely miserable experience (relatively speaking).


Ooooooh. You play softball? Wow! Thanks for your awesome opinions.
As long as  
Photoguy : 8/10/2017 11:13 am : link
they won't be desecrating the pinstripes, I really don't care. Might be kind of interesting.
RE: RE: It's supposed to be fun...  
arcarsenal : 8/10/2017 11:21 am : link
In comment 13554856 B in ALB said:
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In comment 13554661 bigschott said:


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As a softball player and guy who played sports his entire life, I fully support this idea.

Nicknames are fun. We've all had them. If you didnt, sorry, but you probably didn't have friends or were a jerk.

In general, everyone needs relax with the holier than thou attitude.

I think the Yankees actually picked a few good ones. They obviously had fun with it. Good for them. They deserve to have some fun.

Mets have to be the worst in all of baseball. Which makes sense considering playing for the Mets and the Wilpons (and Sandy) is likely a completely miserable experience (relatively speaking).




Ooooooh. You play softball? Wow! Thanks for your awesome opinions.


Yeah, they call him BIG SCHOTT on the local high school diamond. It's the best, man! He even has it on his jersey!
hahaha  
B in ALB : 8/10/2017 11:32 am : link
He came here to do two things. Drink beer and hit bombs. And he's all outta beer.
Hell - even my softball jersey  
Matt M. : 8/10/2017 11:40 am : link
has my last name.
The worst part about this  
Matt M. : 8/10/2017 11:41 am : link
is the hideous collection of hats.
I showed them to my thirteen year old son and he  
Heisenberg : 8/10/2017 11:43 am : link
thinks they are awesome. So there's that. Not bad to do something for the kids every once in a while.
RE: I showed them to my thirteen year old son and he  
Matt M. : 8/10/2017 11:46 am : link
In comment 13554920 Heisenberg said:
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thinks they are awesome. So there's that. Not bad to do something for the kids every once in a while.
My 12 year old thought it was stupid. He was joking when he hear about and said, "What is Judge going to have, All Rise"? It turns out, he was right.
not a big deal  
RasputinPrime : 8/10/2017 5:29 pm : link
consdiering they wear all sorts of varied costumes...I mean uniforms...seemingly every other week.

I still think they should play naked for international Nude Day July 14th. I mean, i'm sure people would pay to see that right?
RE: not a big deal  
BigBlueShock : 8/10/2017 5:34 pm : link
In comment 13555318 RasputinPrime said:
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consdiering they wear all sorts of varied costumes...I mean uniforms...seemingly every other week.

I still think they should play naked for international Nude Day July 14th. I mean, i'm sure people would pay to see that right?

Only if they play all the games in Canada that day. I'm sure you crazy Canucks would eat that shit up. We here in the States would gladly listen on the old radio for that showing, no need for television crews to give us their feeds. Save some cash.
B in ALB  
Modus Operandi : 8/10/2017 5:43 pm : link
Clearly didn't have any friends or nicknames while growing up.

#moneyschott
RE: B in ALB  
B in ALB : 8/10/2017 5:45 pm : link
In comment 13555333 Modus Operandi said:
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Clearly didn't have any friends or nicknames while growing up.

#moneyschott


And I didn't even make the softball team.
RE: RE: B in ALB  
Modus Operandi : 8/10/2017 5:51 pm : link
In comment 13555336 B in ALB said:
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In comment 13555333 Modus Operandi said:


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Clearly didn't have any friends or nicknames while growing up.

#moneyschott



And I didn't even make the softball team.


Don't hang you head. I don't think anyone realizes the work and raw talent required to play 3B for a co-ed slow pitch softball team.

You have to give up Thursday evenings AND Saturday mornings. Sometimes there are double-headers and shit. Grueling.
I couldn't do it  
B in ALB : 8/10/2017 5:53 pm : link
All that beer you have to drink? Making sure your gut covers your pants so they don't fall down? Dealing with my man boobs chafing against my softball shirt? "Running" down a 60 foot baseline? No way.
lol good comments  
bigschott : 8/10/2017 6:01 pm : link
Apparently you fall under the no friends, jerk category.

Thanks for proving my point.

RE: lol good comments  
B in ALB : 8/10/2017 6:14 pm : link
In comment 13555344 bigschott said:
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Apparently you fall under the no friends, jerk category.

Thanks for proving my point.


Totally. I already said I don't play softball anymore.
Fair Point  
bigschott : 8/10/2017 6:29 pm : link
Retired and now what, just a professional fan?

Try not to take your self so seriously.

But I gotta run, I have a softball game in an hour. I'll crack one open for you after the game. :)
Yeah  
B in ALB : 8/10/2017 6:30 pm : link
I turned to football instead. Softball was fun and played in some good leagues - traveled a bit. I just got sick of having all those friends and not being a jerk.
.  
arcarsenal : 8/10/2017 8:41 pm : link
I didn't realize that you had to be a BIG SCHOTT beer league softball player to have friends in this world.

Shame on me!
Late to the party  
bigschott : 8/10/2017 9:54 pm : link
A few versions of the joke were mildly entertaining before. And I say that being kind.

But now you're trying too hard...

Just relax, jokes should come naturally. Don't force them or you seem desperate for attention. FYI
bigschott  
B in ALB : 8/10/2017 9:56 pm : link
do you roll with a demarini or a worth? And is it legal?
Asking for a friend.
.  
arcarsenal : 8/10/2017 10:05 pm : link
Oouuu.. he's an authority on humor, too.

Who knew beer league softball players were so versatile.
RE: .  
B in ALB : 8/10/2017 10:10 pm : link
In comment 13555589 arcarsenal said:
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Oouuu.. he's an authority on humor, too.

Who knew beer league softball players were so versatile.


bigschott is a five-tool softballer, bro. Dude can do it all. Hit tape measure HRs, run the bases like a freight train, scoop it a third, pick nicknames for the cool guys, and drive home successfully, semi-drunk from Coors Lights after the game.
lol  
bigschott : 8/10/2017 10:17 pm : link
5 tool softball player...

Not following the previous post Re: demarini and worth...?
Sorry, you mean bat.  
bigschott : 8/10/2017 10:24 pm : link
I use an Easton. Not a special bat by any stretch.

Also never really said I was a good player. Just play for fun to get away from the family for a couple of hours.
RE: Sorry, you mean bat.  
B in ALB : 8/10/2017 10:28 pm : link
In comment 13555599 bigschott said:
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I use an Easton. Not a special bat by any stretch.

Also never really said I was a good player. Just play for fun to get away from the family for a couple of hours.


All good. I used to use a nasty Worth and hit fuckin moon shots. Won the league HR derby multiple times. Then I got old and quit like a pussy.

One of the leagues I played in wouldn't allow certain bats. Most of the Demarinis weren't allowed.

Nah you dont seem that old.  
bigschott : 8/10/2017 10:36 pm : link
Also in a far more competitive league than I.

South Philly has a semi decent league filled with a bunch of (you guessed it) washed up high school baseball players from DV still trying to live out their fantasy of hitting a game winning home run...



RE: Nah you dont seem that old.  
B in ALB : 8/10/2017 10:48 pm : link
In comment 13555610 bigschott said:
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Also in a far more competitive league than I.

South Philly has a semi decent league filled with a bunch of (you guessed it) washed up high school baseball players from DV still trying to live out their fantasy of hitting a game winning home run...




Played in some tournaments against ex-MLB players. The last guy was Mel Hall of all people. Dude was hitting absolutely ridiculous bombs. Despite his checkered past, dude was killing the ball. Jerry Curl and all.

There's a Dominican team from the City that is pretty absurd. Those guys can do everything. Hit, field, talk shit, run, you name it. We beat them in the last Tourney. Barely.
Impressive  
bigschott : 8/10/2017 11:08 pm : link
That must have been something...

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