— MLB Communications (@MLB_PR) August 9, 2017
MLB and MLBPA have announced the launch of what is being called a “player-focused field festival,” and the guys taking part are already enjoying the benefit.
Players will have the opportunity to ditch the classic gear and wear alternative, youth league inspired uniforms with self-chosen nicknames on the back.
A few of the players’ choices have leaked, leaving fans to speculate on the backstories behind nicknames like “Stickman” or “La Potencia,” to name a few:
Big Maple. Boomstick. Don’t You Know.
— Mariners (@Mariners) August 9, 2017
Players get to have nicknames during Player’s Weekend and look at Kyle Seager’s choice 😂 pic.twitter.com/cYmjYeyi1B
— Vincent Samperio (@VinceSamperio) August 9, 2017
This should be fun.