Blue Jays nicknames released for Players’ Weekend

TORONTO, ON - AUGUST 24: Ken Giles #51 of the Toronto Blue Jays celebrates their victory with Russell Martin #55 during MLB game action against the Philadelphia Phillies at Rogers Centre on August 24, 2018 in Toronto, Canada. Players are wearing special jerseys with their nicknames on them during Players' Weekend. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)
TORONTO, ON - AUGUST 24: Ken Giles #51 of the Toronto Blue Jays celebrates their victory with Russell Martin #55 during MLB game action against the Philadelphia Phillies at Rogers Centre on August 24, 2018 in Toronto, Canada. Players are wearing special jerseys with their nicknames on them during Players' Weekend. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images) /
facebooktwitterreddit

Major League Baseball has released all the nicknames for the upcoming Players’ Weekend and the Blue Jays have some entertaining monikers, to say the least.

The Players’ Weekend which runs from August 23rd through to the 25th will see teams wear black and white jerseys along with the nicknames of their choice.

My personal favourite is rookie catcher Reese Mcguire who will be donning “Pieces” on the back of his jersey as a spinoff after the popular sweet treat “Reese Pieces”. Reliever Derek Law will keep order in the bullpen as the “Law Dog” while Teoscar Hernandez switched it up from last year going with “Mr. Seeds. The outfielder is often the dugout culprit dumping sunflower seeds on players heads after home runs.

The full list for the Blue Jays is as follows:

Bo Bichette: “BO”
Cavan Biggio: “BIGGY”
Buddy Boshers: “BUDDY”
Brandon Drury: “B DRU”
Derek Fisher: “FISHER”
Wilmer Font: “FONKY”
Freddy Galvis: “TOCO”
Sam Gaviglio: “SAMMY G”
Ken Giles: “100 MILES GILES”
Randal Grichuk: “GRICH”
Lourdes Gurriel Jr.: “#PIÑAPOWER JR.”
Vladimir Guerrero Jr.: “EL K”
Teoscar Hernandez: “MR. SEEDS”
Danny Jansen: “JANO”
Derek Law: “LAWDOG”
Tim Mayza: “MAYZ”
Reese McGuire: “PIECES”
Thomas Pannone: “LIL G”
Sean Reid-Foley: “SR-F”
Justin Shafer: “SHAF”
Justin Smoak: “MOAKEY”
Brock Stewart: “BEEF STEW”
Trent Thornton: “BUTTERS”
Jacob Waguespack: “WAGUESPACK”

More from Toronto Blue Jays News

Cleveland Indians pitcher Shane Bieber is sporting “Not Justin” on the reverse of his jersey while Canadian first baseman Joey Votto will sport “Who” after the timeless classic “Who’s on First” from Abbott and Costello.

Former Jays pitcher Marco Estrada opted for “Ponch” while Eric Sogard will sport “Nerd Power” during the weekend festivities geared toward the fan experience.

Next. Blue Jays recall Brock Stewart, option Yennsy Diaz. dark

The Blue Jays will be in Seattle for a series with the Mariners during the weekend so fans on the west coast will have an opportunity to see the team in their new digs.

facebooktwitterreddit