A's Nicknames: 2012
Last year, I did a post on what various A's players should have as their nicknames. The intent was to avoid the nonsense of Kurt Suzuki being called "Zuk" (I don't care what his chest protector says), Adam Rosales being "Rosie," and so forth. So uncreative. Unfortunately (or fortunately, perhaps, given that the 2011 A's didn't win very much), there was a lot of turnover on the roster this winter. This means that a lot of players are tragically unnicknamed.
Ken Arneson on Twitter has run with the concept of "overly sweet breakfast foods" for various A's outfielders, and I am wholeheartedly in favor of this. The names that I believe have been settled on by the Twitterati:
You see how Coco Crisp fits here. Last I heard, Seth Smith and Collin Cowgill were, in Ken's word, unbreakfasted. I think Cowgill's going to have to earn his way into more permanent playing time before we start nicknaming him, though, so let's just stick with Smith. Here, I think we have some options.
The rest of the roster for whom I have suggestions:
I'm not going to tell you what I call Brian Fuentes because this is a family site.
UPDATE! Chadd is 100% correct and I am ashamed to have missed/forgotten this.
UPDATE 2! I particularly enjoy Roman's name for Weeks, and I considered "Mayday" for Milone -- it's probably the better choice. All four are quality.
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