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.
Every year during Spring Training we pick our nicknames for our Players Weekend jerseys. Baseball has a long history of great nicknames and it’s a great way for players to show their personality. We come up with some good ones but nothing compares to old timey baseball nicknames pic.twitter.com/O3BOdxhvS5— Sean Doolittle (@whatwouldDOOdo) March 22, 2019
I don’t know what this means but I love it. pic.twitter.com/vNPb7zz3WK— Sean Doolittle (@whatwouldDOOdo) March 22, 2019
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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