Monday, November 29, 2010

Nicknames on jackets

Sometimes on a baseball card you will see a player wearing a jacket, and on that jacket is not the player's given name, but his nickname.

Some names are cool - "Joe Table" is "Jose Mesa" in English.

Others are weird and kind of creepy - like Jeff Russell, who was apparently known in the Rangers clubhouse as "Rubbs".


  1. My college roommate was named Joe Table. Having lived in Cleveland all his life, it was a pretty awesome name to have. Outside of 1997 I guess.

  2. Good eye spotting the nicknames, I'm always missing things like that.