Red Sox release "players weekend" (nickname) jerseys

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I would suggest Fister's real nickname actually is something like "Hardly Knew Her"... In fact it'd be pretty great to find out what some of the real nicknames are for the guys who had to invent something SFW ;)

I love this shit. They play more than 150 games, who gives a shit if they have some fun on one weekend?
 

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I love the idea. Why not? They're auctioning off game worn jerseys for charity and raising awareness for youth baseball.



I wonder how easy it would be to adjust schedules for the summer months that kids are out, and factor in the different weeks/months schools are let out by region. I suspect it would be a lot more difficult and annoying for teams/players to have 1pm Wednesday games in Boston in late August, but then not have 1pm games in Atlanta in late August because schools are back in session there. Most day games are on weekends, when parents are off, or getaway days. I don't have numbers to back it up, but mid-week day games often look less attended on TV. I understand the sentiment, but realistically the month of July is probably the only month earlier games make sense for children league-wide.
Also, the day games so kids can go sentiment is nice, but who is going to take them? Parents still have jobs during summer vacation, at least most of them. And people on vacation, retired people, 3rd shift workers, the idle rich, and the children they want to take to games with them are not a big enough population to sell out Fenway all summer.
 

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I would suggest Fister's real nickname actually is something like "Hardly Knew Her"... In fact it'd be pretty great to find out what some of the real nicknames are for the guys who had to invent something SFW ;)
That's what I was thinking. These are the "clean" ones.

Well, at least they are all not stupid things like Pedey, Nuney, Rossy, Benny, Bogey, Sale-y, etc. (Oh, and Butter.)
 

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Apparently some Yankees fans are upset that the team will wear names on their backs for the first time as part of this weekend.
 

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Apparently some Yankees fans are upset that the team will wear names on their backs for the first time as part of this weekend.
What percentage of them own a cheap Yankee home jersey with the player's name on the back?
 

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I hope all Yank nicknames were coined by John Sterling..they are particularly corny.

Bamtino and Giambino come to mind.

Hope Alfredo Griffin's is "Fettucine", in honor of Chris Berman
 

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Those red numbers on the blue shirts will be impossible to see in the sun - remember the '93 Patriots? At least the white nicknames will be visible...
 

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I love this shit. They play more than 150 games, who gives a shit if they have some fun on one weekend?
The gang over at UniWatch.

Jimmer Vilk may enjoy this, but I will likely be avoiding the TV for these three days.
While the new jerseys and caps are purely a greedy money-grab designed to encourage fan purchases, game-worn jerseys will be auctioned off at MLB.com after they are worn. According to MLB, “The league will donate 100 percent of the proceeds to the MLB-MLBPA Youth Development Foundation.”

It’s all a little too much fun for my tastes, but I can at least see where MLB is trying to raise fan interest (and drain fan pockets) with all this colorful stuff. I’d be much more OK with this if they just had one or two of the elements. But the special caps, jerseys, socks, NickNOBS, plus allowing the players to basically wear whatever accoutrements they please feels like overkill. God only knows what kind of mish-mash the “teams” will look like on the field. I’m all for making baseball “fun” again, but this seems like more forced fun than anything else, with a healthy dose of marketing thrown in. And, like the Mothers Day, Memorial Day, Fathers Day and Independence Day uniforms that were all worn two or three days too many — having this take place over three days is waaaaay too much fun.
This guys sounds like a blast. The comments after the piece are just as insane.

Paul Lukas didn't write this, BTW. It was his August fill-in.

I like this idea. It's fun, it gets people talking about baseball and opens the game up a little bit. Baseball takes itself so seriously, that the sport should remember that it's a pastime. It's a way for people to watch and enjoy a game. It's not brain surgery, it's not politics and despite the money, it's really not that serious. It's baseball, who gives a shit if every team isn't in home whites and road greys.
 

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Would be outstanding if someone were to switch whatever Price chooses with Eckersley.
Price could've won some sense of humor brownie points with Red Sox Nation by putting "YUCK" on his.

At this point, though, I think the more accurate one would be "NOT WORTH THE"
 

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Price could've won some sense of humor brownie points with Red Sox Nation by putting "YUCK" on his.

At this point, though, I think the more accurate one would be "NOT WORTH THE"
I get where you're coming from, but people would've read it *very* differently if he'd actually done that, or commented on this controversy in any way at all. The outrage trigger finger in the local sports media is a delicate thing.

You did remind me of this, however, which is awesome.

 

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I think they picked a good time to advertise this idea, given it is a relatively dead time of year for news with all free agency periods essentially over and football not yet in full swing.

The fact that people are actually talking about it on national radio is progress from daily Kyrie Irving/Lebron talk. I do long round trips on weekend nights and they don't spend a whole lot of time talking baseball when it is the only active sport going on.
 

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You did remind me of this, however, which is awesome.


And you reminded me of the old Everett Booe stories:

Booe’s name caused no end of confusion for umpires and amusement for fans. William Hageman quoted Pirates icon Honus Wagner on a situation that occurred in 1913: “When I was playing with the Pirates, we had a rookie, Everett Booe. One day, we were giving home plate umpire Bill Klem a hard time, and his temper was short. Fred Clarke sent Booe up to pinch hit, and Klem asked him his name. He said, ‘Booe.’ Klem said, ‘What did you say?’ And the rookie replied, ‘Booe.’ Well, Klem got infuriated and was going to throw Booe out of the game until Clarke came out and showed him the scorecard and told him that the kid’s name really was Booe.”[2]

On another occasion, he moved umpire Hank O’Day to laughter when he was put in as a pinch-runner in a game in New York: “Everett Booe…was sent in to run for Mike Simon and Henry prepared to give due announcement to the crowd. ‘Booe,” Hank began, and the crowd bellowed its delight. ‘Booe,’ Hank said again, and shrill cries of ‘Booe for you,’ ‘Pooh pooh for your boo,” and ‘Oh, Booe Hooe,’ rang through the park. ‘Booe,’ granted Henry once more, and then he laughed.”[3]
SABR
 

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This would have been way better with like the 2004 MFY.
CI
Fruitbat
Dumbo
Shemp
Slappy McBluelips
WOTS

I am sure there are ton more from that team, just can't recall them
 

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This would have been way better with like the 2004 MFY.
CI
Fruitbat
Dumbo
Shemp
Slappy McBluelips
WOTS

I am sure there are ton more from that team, just can't recall them
Peanuthead
HGH (How Giambi Hits)
Horseface (or Toucan)
The Mop
Mordecai
Passedballa
 

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It would be fun to do this with some of our minor leaguers too:

Rusney Castillo --> TOOLSNEY
Sam Travis --> BARE HANDS
Jason Groome --> THE BRIDE
Josh Ockimey --> RAZOR
Bryan Mata --> KILLER
Danny Mars --> BRUNO
Trey Ball --> LONZO
Brian Johnson --> THE SOFT UNIT
Teddy Stankiewicz & Ty Buttrey (together) --> STANK BUTT

If Henry Owens ever gets traded to the AL West, he could become WALKER, TEXAS RANGER.
 

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The gang over at UniWatch.





This guys sounds like a blast. The comments after the piece are just as insane.

Paul Lukas didn't write this, BTW. It was his August fill-in.

I like this idea. It's fun, it gets people talking about baseball and opens the game up a little bit. Baseball takes itself so seriously, that the sport should remember that it's a pastime. It's a way for people to watch and enjoy a game. It's not brain surgery, it's not politics and despite the money, it's really not that serious. It's baseball, who gives a shit if every team isn't in home whites and road greys.

"I'm all for... but" people are the best.
 

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The gang over at UniWatch.

This guys sounds like a blast. The comments after the piece are just as insane.
I remember discovering that site and being really excited. It took me about a week reading to realize everyone involved was batshit nuts. Could you imagine not watching games because of something like this?

I still think WOTS is the greatest nickname in SoSH history
Without a doubt. Still makes me laugh.
 

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You're probably talking about different Matsuis. Kaz had an anal fissure; Hideki is hideously ugly.
 

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It would be fun to do this with some of our minor leaguers too:

Rusney Castillo --> TOOLSNEY
Sam Travis --> BARE HANDS
Jason Groome --> THE BRIDE
Josh Ockimey --> RAZOR
Bryan Mata --> KILLER
Danny Mars --> BRUNO
Trey Ball --> LONZO
Brian Johnson --> THE SOFT UNIT
Teddy Stankiewicz & Ty Buttrey (together) --> STANK BUTT

If Henry Owens ever gets traded to the AL West, he could become WALKER, TEXAS RANGER.
Sorry, Danny Mars is already "The Incredible Danny Mars." It's a thing.
 

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Other Bermanisms still around:

Bud "Paint It" Black
Bruce Bochy Ball
Did Gammons start that or was it from Cafardo's first stint doing the Globe Sunday notes column?
You might be right about Cafardo...as he used the same terminology ad nauseum for North Andover's Own Rob Konrad