- The Washington Times - Thursday, August 9, 2018

Ryan Zimmerman will officially be “Zim,” Daniel Murphy will be “Murph” and Bryce Harper will be “Mondo” when the Washington Nationals play a series at the New York Mets Aug. 24-26.

That weekend is “Players Weekend” around Major League Baseball, and for the second straight year, players will put nicknames on the backs of their jerseys instead of their surnames.

No one on the Nationals chose to keep their surname on the jersey, thankfully.

Harper’s “Mondo” was the star’s childhood nickname given to him by his uncle, a word seemingly made up out of thin air.

Some other clever nicknames will be Max Scherzer’s “Blue Eye,” a reference to his heterochromia iridum that gave him one brown eye and one blue eye, and Kelvin Herrera’s “K 40,” a combination of his jersey number and first initial (which, as we know, doubles as the symbol for a strikeout).

The full list:

Matt Adams: “BIG CITY”

Joaquin Benoit: “JACK”

Wilmer Difo: “EL DE”

Sean Doolittle: “DOC”

Adam Eaton: “SPANKY”

Erick Fedde: “FEDDECCINI”

Koda Glover: “BEAR”

Gio Gonzalez: “DOUBLE G”

Matt Grace: “GRACEY”

Bryce Harper: “MONDO”

Jeremy Hellickson: “HELLY”

Kelvin Herrera: “K 40”

Greg Holland: “HOLLY”

Howie Kendrick: “TRUCK”

Spencer Kieboom: “BOOMER”

Ryan Madson: “BLEST”

Justin Miller: “J. MILLZ”

Tommy Milone: “TOMASO”

Daniel Murphy: “MURPH”

Anthony Rendon: “ANT”

Mark Reynolds: “SHERIFF”

Tanner Roark: “T-RO”

Joe Ross: “JR”

Max Scherzer: “BLUE EYE”

Jhonatan Solano: “TATAN”

Sammy Solis: “BIG ANGUS”

Juan Soto: “JUANJO”

Wander Suero: “THE ANIMAL”

Stephen Strasburg: “STRAS”

Michael A. Taylor: “MIGGY”

Trea Turner: “TRIPLE TREA”

Matt Wieters: “MAUI”

Ryan Zimmerman: “ZIM”

Copyright © 2019 The Washington Times, LLC. Click here for reprint permission.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide