From Aug. 25-27, Major League Baseball will have its first ever Players Weekend.
Players who choose to participate will sport a nickname on the back of their jersey for the duration of the three days. Each player will also get a custom patch on their jersey to honor someone instrumental to them.
This follows a similar trend to that of the NBA, which rocked nicknames last season.
Here is a list of the nicknames some Boston Red Sox are expected to go with:
- No. 2 Xander Bogaerts — X
- No. 3 Sandy Leon — NOAH
- No. 12 Brock Holt — BROCK STAR
- No. 13 Hanley Ramirez — EL TRECE
- No. 15 Dustin Pedroia — LASER SHOW
- No. 16 Andrew Benintendi — BENNY
- No. 18 Mitch Moreland — 2 BAGS
- No. 19 Jackie Bradley Jr. — JBJ
- No. 22 Rick Porcello — VEINTDOS
- No. 24 David Price — ASTRO’S DAD
- No. 28 Robbie Ross Jr. — LAWNMOWER
- No. 30 Chris Young — CY
- No. 31 Drew Pomeranz — BIG SMOOTH
- No. 37 Heath Hembree — HEATER
- No. 38 Doug Fister — FIST
- No. 41 Chris Sale — STICKMAN
- No. 46 Craig Kimbrel — DIRTY CRAIG
- No. 47 Tyler Thornburg — THORNY
- No. 50 Mookie Betts — MOOKIE
- No. 51 Blaine Boyer — GRANDE ROJO
- No. 52 Eduardo Rodriguez — EL GUALO
- No. 56 Joe Kelly — JK
- No. 68 Matt Barnes — BARNICLES
The logic behind this event seems to try to reign in a younger demographic to a game that’s average viewer is 57 years old.
The Red Sox will be hosting the Baltimore Orioles for all three games.