Here Are Some Red Sox Nicknames You’ll See During MLB Players Weekend


The Boston Red Sox, like every Major League Baseball team, will look much different when they take the field Aug. 25-27.

That’s because many players will be wearing jerseys that feature nicknames, rather than last names, for each game during MLB Players Weekend.

Fortunately for Red Sox fans, the club will play the Baltimore Orioles at Fenway Park on each of the three days.

Here are some of the Red Sox nicknames fans can expect to see:

Some of these, such as “Laser Show,” “Brock Star” and “JBJ” are expected, but there are a few surprises, most notably Craig Kimbrel’s “Dirty Craig” and Matt Barnes’ “Barnicles.”

There also are quite a few great nicknames across the league, some of which you can see below:

Regardless of how you feel about the New York Yankees, the fact that Aaron Judge will take the field with a jersey that reads “All Rise” is about as awesome as it gets. Moreover, this will be the first time the Yankees have had names on the backs of their jerseys.

Nicknames are far from the only style change you’ll see later this month. Players will be allowed to use uniquely colored and designed spikes, batting gloves, wristbands, compression sleeves, catcher’s masks and bats, MLB and the MLB Players Association announced Wednesday.

Players also will be able to wear specially designed hats, socks and a patch on their right sleeve where they can write the name of a person or organization that’s important to them. Furthermore, players will be allowed to wear T-shirts highlighting charities during pregame warmups, and each teams’ jerseys will be inspired by youth-league uniforms.

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