Orioles

Orioles

When there is an opportunity to have fun in baseball, you have to take it. Having 162 games throughout the season can take a toll not only on a player physically, but also mentally.

Major League Baseball took down the strict wall that is normally held up and allowed the players to have some fun. During Players Weekend, which will take place August 25-27, all players will be allowed to wear personalized nickname jerseys instead of their regular home and away jerseys with their last names. 

A great opportunity for a player to build up their brand right? Well not for a majority of the Orioles.

There was little to no creativity with the players allowed to choose their own nickname. Of the 23 players' jerseys that were released by Major League Baseball, seven on the Orioles chose to still use their last name and three used their first name. Only two guys really get a pass on this J.J. Hardy (with J.J. already being a nickname) and Mark Trumbo (his last name is just cool).

If you ignore those 10, the rest is pretty exciting. Plus we finally get a Chris Davis jersey that says Crush on the back.

 

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Nicknames for the Orioles Jerseys

#2 J.J. Hardy -- J.J.
#3 Ryan Flaherty -- Flash
#6 Jonathan Schoop -- Mamba
#10 Adam Jones -- Pappo
#12 Seth Smith -- Smith
#13 Manny Machado -- Mr. Miami
#16 Trey Mancini -- Trey
#17 Ruben Tajada --Tejada
#19 Chris Davis -- Crush
#23 Joey Rickard -- Joey
#29 Welington Castillo -- Beef
#30 Chris Tillman -- Tilly
#31 Ubaldo Jimenez -- Big U
#35 Brad Brach -- B-Rad 
#36 Caleb Joseph -- Cabob
#37 Dylan Bundy -- Bundy
#38 Wade Miley -- Miley
#39 Kevin Gausman -- Gausy
#45 Mark Trumbo -- Trumbo
#48 Richard Bleier -- Bleier
​#50 Miguel Castro - Castro
#53 Zach Britton -- Brit
#56 Darren O'Day -- Odachowski

For more information on players weekend, click here.