Major League Baseball’s Players’ Weekend is set to take place from Friday, Aug. 24 through Sunday, Aug. 26.

The nicknames the players will wear on the back of their jerseys for that weekend were released Thursday. While some members of the Boston Red Sox went the safe route, others like David Price (SLIM DUNKIN’) and Chris Sale (The Conductor) chose to branch out a little bit.

But why did Sale change from “Stickman” to “The Conductor?”

The answer, of course, lies with Dustin Pedroia.

We love it.

Sale has been mowing down hitters all season, as the left-hander has struck out 207 batters in 141 innings pitched this season. “The Conductor” has been on the 10-day disabled list with left shoulder inflammation, but he is set to return Sunday against the Baltimore Orioles.

That can mean only one thing — more punched tickets.

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