In case you didn't hear, for one weekend this season (Aug. 25-27), Major League Baseball will relax its uniform policy for something called "Players' Weekend."
In case you didn’t hear, for one weekend this season (Aug. 25-27), Major League Baseball will relax its uniform policy for something called “Players’ Weekend.”
As part of the weekend, players will be allowed to customize their look by replacing the names on their uniforms with nicknames or anything of their choosing that’s deemed appropriate. Players also will be allowed to wear cleats, sleeves, bands of any color that does not interfere with the the game.
Well, the Mariners have decided on the nicknames they’ll wear, and they’re fantastic.
The team’s Twitter account on Wednesday released an image with the player nicknames on the new jerseys for “Players’ Weekend.”
Some of the names like “King Felix,” and “Big Maple” aren’t terribly surprising, given both nicknames have become staples at Safeco Field. The best and most creative use of the name has to go to Kyle Seager, who will don a name that reads, “Corey’s Brother.” Kyle’s brother, Corey, is an All-Star shortstop for the NL powerhouse Dodgers.
Other highlights include, Jarrod Dyson’s choice of “Zoombiya,” Robinson Cano’s, “Don’t you know,” jersey, and of course Edwin Diaz’s choice of “Sugar.”
On the other end of the spectrum, Mike Zunino and Ben Gamel decided their last names are perfectly suitable for the new jerseys.
Here’s the full list:
Robinson Cano – Don’t You Know
Kyle Seager – Corey’s Brother
Jarrod Dyson – Zoombiya
Felix Hernandez – King Felix
Nelson Cruz – Boomstick
Jean Segura – El Mambo
Hisashi Iwakuma – Kuma
Guillermo Heredia – El Conde (“The Count”)
Yovani Gallardo – Yo
James Pazos – Papa Paz
Marc Rzepczynski – Zep
Edwin Diaz – Sugar
James Paxton – Big Maple
Taylor Motter – La Pesadilla (“The Nightmare”)
Carlos Ruiz – Chooch
Nick Vincent – Hubba Hubba
Yonder Alonso – Mr. 305
David Phelps – Phelpsy
Erasmo Ramirez – Mito
Scott Servais – Servy
Surely, nothing will beat the Mariners’ Turn Ahead the Clock night uniforms from 1998. But, these uniforms are be pretty great.