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Nicknames

We all know nicknames are a familiar and traditional part of baseball. Sometimes it can even go to some major extremes. Even Abbott and Costello knew just absurd and extreme the art of nicknaming baseball players can go. The Giants are no different. The PR Dept. has made a fortune for the team with all the Panda and Baby Giraffe hats they've sold.

For those unfamiliar with the nicknames of players on the Giants' roster, here's a breakdown:

There have been attempts at other nicknames as well. The PR Dept. has tried to convince us Jeremy Affeldt is The Antelope...(not one of those nicks that seems likely to catch on).
There are also some players whose name already is or seems to be a nickname, such as "Buster" and "Angel".
And then there are others whom some of us would LIKE to nickname. I mean, does anybody really think Brandon Crawford, with his beard and hair, is just begging for someone to label him "Wolverine" Well, maybe...though, to me, he probably looks more like Liev Schreiber, who played Wolverine's brother, Victor Creed. I'm sure the Giants' PR people could make something of that.
Nicknames are a fun part of the traditions of baseball. And I love that the Giants and Giants' fans (who are some of the best in all sport) are embracing that tradition fully.

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