Ever since the talented fellows at Section 10 tabbed Red Sox infielder Michael Chavis as "Ice Horse," his popularity has soared in the form of t-shirt sales, weird Red Sox Twitter gifs and photoshops. Chavis has embraced the nickname, occasionally tweeting out the snowflake and horse head emojis.
That's why some were surprised on Monday, when the Red Sox released their nicknames for the upcoming annual Players' Weekend, and Chavis was listed as "Chief." But the 23-year-old had a quick explanation:
Okay okay okay I know, just hear me out. They asked for our names in spring training before I had a nickname. I’ve already contacted them trying to get it changed to Ice Horse. I’m doing my best y’all ❄️🐴 https://t.co/fFRGWhH5mh— Chief Chavis™ (@MichaelChavis11) August 6, 2019
We at NBC Sports Boston are novice nickname experts, and "Ice Horse" certainly has the upper hand over "Chief." If the Red Sox are able to switch Chavis's name to "ice Horse" ahead of Players' Weekend on Aug. 23, we'll have to think long and hard about shifting Chavis up to the top spot on the definitive rankings of the Red Sox nicknames.
Even though "Ice Horse" might have to wait until next year, at least Chavis got a little creative with it, unlike Rick Porcello and Steve Pearce.
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