Tuesday, August 06, 2019

A Look at Players Weekend Uni's and Dodger Nicknames

Later this month (Aug. 23-25) MLB will once again host a Players' Weekend that will feature sleek new uniforms for all, more social media presence than ever before, player nicknames, and custom designs for various pieces of equipment -- including spikes, batting gloves, bats, and catcher’s gear. Featured here is a peek at the uniforms, and as you can see they've gone decidedly minimalistic this season. Instead of the flashy colors like in years past, they've chosen monochromatic all-black or all-white uniforms. Per Chris Cwik at Yahoo Sports:
The colorful uniforms are gone, but there’s a reason for that. Making the new uniforms monochromatic was done to draw more attention to the custom equipment and accessories designed by the players. Bryce Harper’s colorful shoes — which we’re going to assume are coming — will stand out quite a bit if his entire uniform is black.

Overall, it's kind of boring. At the same time, if ballplayers do use a splash of color on their equipment then this may turn out to be aesthetically pleasing -- or a confusing eyesore. BTW, the game-used uni's will be auction off by MLB in benefit of the MLB-MLBPA Youth Development Foundation.

Additionally, we now know the nicknames the Dodgers' will be using, via a helpful tweet:
Below is a listing of the nicknames. Of note, Rich Hill has changed his name, Both Joc Pederson and Russell Martin use a symbol and Dustin May has rejected the 'Gingergaard' moniker:

#3 Chris Taylor CT3
#5 Corey Seager Seags
#7 Julio Urias El Culichi
#9 Kristopher Negron Negron James
#10 Justin Turner RedTurn2
#11 AJ Pollock Pollo
#13 Max Muncy Funky Muncy
#14 Enrique Hernandez Kik√© 
#16 Will Smith Smitty
#17 Joe Kelly 909
#18 Kenta Maeda Maeken
#21 Walker Buehler Buetane
#22 Clayton Kershaw Kersh
#25 David Freese Davehuman
#27 Alex Verdugo Dugie
#28 Tyler White Whitey
#30 Dave Roberts Doc
#31 Joc Pederson crown symbol
#35 Cody Bellinger Belli
#44 Rich Hill Field of Genes
#45 Matt Beaty Baters Taters

#47 JT Chargois Shag
#51 Dylan Floro Flo
#52 Pedro Baez La Mula
#55 Russell Martin "El" plus arm wrestling symbol
#56 Adam Kolarek AK
#63 Yimi Garcia Villa Trina
#65 Casey Sadler Sads
#68 Ross Stripling Chicken Strip
#74 Kenley Jansen Kenleyfornia
#75 Scott Alexander Scottie Boy
#76 Josh Sborz Sborzee
#84 Tony Gonsolin Goose
#85 Dustin May Big Red
#99 Hyun-Jin RyuHis name in Korean

Below is a close look at both Pederson's and Martin's nicknames:

Joc Pederson              Russell Martin

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1 comment:

  1. Ugh...the trend of ghosted writing (letters or numbers that are the same color as the background, with only outlining to distinguish them, or very close to the same color) is pretty much my least favorite uni trend ever.


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