The MLB is bringing back Players’ Weekend for the third-straight year and the New York Mets will have some ridiculous nicknames for the event.
The MLB Players’ Weekend is strange. Each team wears alternate jerseys with nicknames on the back. It’s a fun idea, in theory. However, the monochromatic jerseys this year lack any personality whatsoever.
The New York Mets (like the Marlins below) will don the all-white jerseys half the majors will wear. So much for showcasing personality on Players’ Weekend, huh?
#Marlins will be going with all white jerseys and caps for MLB players weekend (Aug. 23-25). pic.twitter.com/X5QF0ADgBF
— Wells Dusenbury (@DuseReport) August 6, 2019
Perhaps the Mets can make up for this embarrassing uniforms with top-notch nicknames. Of course, Pete Alonso is going with “Polar Bear” and Jeff McNeil is going to fit “Flying Squirrel.” Those two were givens.
Todd Frazier is sticking with “ToddFather” which makes complete sense. Jacob deGrom is going with the no-nonsense approach and sticking with “deGrom.” Noah Syndergaard is aptly sticking with “Thor.”
As expected, a few Mets are going with slight variations on their names: Michael Conforto is “Forto” and Steven Matz is going with “Matzy.”
But there are a few Mets going off the beaten path. J.D. Davis will rock “Dizzle,” Marcus Stroman will wear “HDMH,” and Walker Lockett will put the lock emoji on his back.
Anthony DiComo of MLB.com has the full list of nicknames, although those are the best of the bunch.
Players’ Weekend will take place from Aug. 23-25 when the Mets play host to the NL East-leading Atlanta Braves. As of Aug. 6, the Mets are eight games behind Atlanta in the loss column.