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You've got to check out Sean Doolittle's amazing Twitter thread about old-timey baseball nicknames

It's never too early to think about Players' Weekend. The annual celebration of everything that's delightful, weird and fun about our sport usually happens during the summer, but it seems to already be on the mind of Nats reliever Sean Doolittle.

On Friday afternoon, Doolittle was doing a little web surfing, perhaps searching out ideas for his Players' Weekend nickname, and came across a plethora of outstanding old-timey baseball nicknames.

The names themselves are so weird and great, but Doolittle's running commentary on yesteryear's monikers is even better.

The thread is pretty lengthy, and there are a bunch of great ones to choose from, so I recommend surfing through them all. Definitely a good use of your time.

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