Nickname The Phillie: Finalists

Two weeks ago I started asking you to give nicknames to five Phillies who really didn’t have any real nicknames. Some of the responses were hilarious (Ryan “Can’t hit a fucking off-speed pitch” Howard; “The Brown Sombrero”), some were very good, some … ehh … (You could’ve humored me with more Seanez material!)

But I narrowed the choices down to at least four for each player (I made it five for Werth, since I couldn’t leave out “Johnny Wacko,” I added some regular stand-bys for Howard, and I took out Happ, who was victim of a send-down during the nicknaming process), so now it’s up to you to vote for your favorites.

In the response to this post list your top choice from the finalists of each player. You can copy and paste this to fill in your choices:

Jayson Werth:
Kyle Kendrick:
Ryan Howard:
Rudy Seanez:

And now, the finalists.

Jayson Werth
The Patient
Speed Stick
Jay Bird
Johnny Wacko

Kyle Kendrick
The Kid
Krazy K
The Sink

Ryan Howard
Baby Huey
Giant Power
The Big Man

Rudy Seanez
Black Belt
Cinderblock Head
The Chief

And just to put my two cents in, I’m uncertain with Werth; for Kendrick, The Kid (it seems as if that’s his name already); for Howard, I don’t know how I feel about giving Howard a nickname solely on his strikeouts when he is an amazing run producer; for Seanez, ColdStone.

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  1. christopher

    July 21, 2008 at 2:38 pm

    werth: johnny wacko
    kendrick: krazy k (it’s his real life nickname, don’t know why we’d need to come up with another one for him)
    howard: sky high ry guy
    seanez: the pool cleaner

  2. Griffin

    July 21, 2008 at 2:49 pm

    werth: johnny wacko
    kendrick: ABSTAIN
    howard: the big man
    seanez: the chief

  3. Mike T.

    July 21, 2008 at 3:04 pm

    Werth: High Net
    Kendrick: The Kid
    Howard: K-How

  4. TJ

    July 21, 2008 at 3:09 pm

    Werth: Johnny Wacko
    Kendrick: The Kid
    Ryan “Can’t hit a fucking off-speed pitch” Howard – I stand by it.

  5. Matt

    July 21, 2008 at 3:18 pm

    Jayson Werth: Jay Bird

    Kyle Kendrick: The Kid

    Ryan Howard: The Big Man

    Rudy Seanez:The Chief

  6. Rob E.

    July 21, 2008 at 3:31 pm

    Werth: Johnny Wacko
    Kendrick: The Kid
    Ryan “Can’t hit a fucking off-speed pitch” Howard
    Seanez: Cinderblock Head

  7. metsR#1

    July 21, 2008 at 3:32 pm

    needing nicknames for your players. another example of how Phillie fans are the gayest

  8. PhillyGirlinMichigan

    July 21, 2008 at 3:34 pm

    Werth – Johnny Wacko (but he eerily reminds me of the King Elf Elrond from LordoftheRings)
    Kyle – The Kid
    Ryan – Hmmm..don’t know. Blanton may wanna be called “the Big Man”
    Rudy – I like ColdStone and Sitting Bull

  9. philsphan

    July 21, 2008 at 3:36 pm

    Jayson Werth: The Patient
    Kyle Kendrick: The Kid
    Ryan Howard: The Big Man
    Rudy Seanez: Black Belt

  10. cramer

    July 21, 2008 at 3:48 pm

    Howard: k-today
    Jayson Werth: J-Whack
    Kyle Kendrick: K-Kid
    Rudy Seanez: Ruby Rudy or Rude Rudy

  11. cramer

    July 21, 2008 at 3:50 pm

    I got my “boo, fuck you” tshirt.
    Make a boo fuck you mug

  12. Sammy

    July 21, 2008 at 3:57 pm

    Jayson “Another Strikeout” Werth
    Kyle “I might really be traded to Japan” Kendrick
    Ryan “What’s the Glove for?” Howard
    Rudy “Who?”Seanez

  13. Phil

    July 21, 2008 at 4:00 pm

    metsR#1 why do you care, why are you here, do you not have anything better to do? Get a life, seriously.


    July 21, 2008 at 4:03 pm

    Werth-johnny wacko. Howard-the big man. Kendrick- #2 starter. Seanez-cinderblock head

  15. Margie

    July 21, 2008 at 4:08 pm

    I vote for cinderblock head

  16. Bruce

    July 21, 2008 at 4:52 pm

    Jayson Werth
    The Patient

    Kyle Kendrick
    The Sink

    Ryan Howard
    Giant Power

    Rudy Seanez
    Black Belt

  17. Chase

    July 21, 2008 at 5:22 pm

    Jayson Werth – Johnny Wacko
    Kyle Kendrick – The Sink
    Ryan Howard – K-How
    Rudy Seanez – Cinderblock head

  18. NEPA

    July 21, 2008 at 5:35 pm

    When I submitted “Johnny Wacko” for Werth I was just joking but apparently it has a nice little cult following now. My choices are:

    Werth: Jay Bird
    Kendrick: The Kid
    Howard: K-How
    Seanez: Chief

  19. Jason

    July 21, 2008 at 6:30 pm

    Werth– Abstain

    Kendrick — The Kid

    Howard — The Big Man

    Seanez — The Chief

    Lets be honest any of the other ones wouldnt stick.

    And if K-How wins for Howard, you have the wrong type of fans reading this website.

  20. Fran

    July 21, 2008 at 7:02 pm

    Jayson Werth: JAY BIRD
    Kyle Kendrick: The Kid
    Ryan Howard: UPS
    Rudy Seanez: Cheif

  21. Jay

    July 21, 2008 at 7:36 pm

    Jayson Werth
    Johnny Wacko

    Kyle Kendrick
    The Kid

    Ryan Howard
    The Big Man

    Rudy Seanez

  22. ryan

    July 21, 2008 at 8:56 pm

    love UPS for howard. makes sense on so many levels. first of all, he actually physically resembles a UPS truck. and second, he knows how to deliver.

    disappointed we couldn’t come up with anything in regards to his obscenely gigantic nose however.

  23. mets123

    July 21, 2008 at 9:13 pm

    are you phillie fans seriously gay enough to be making up nicknames for your players?wow leave it to the announcers fags

  24. Lewisauce

    July 21, 2008 at 9:26 pm

    Jayson Werth: Johnny Wacko
    Kyle Kendrick: The Kid
    Ryan Howard: K-How
    Rudy Seanez: The Real Deal

  25. Lewisauce

    July 21, 2008 at 9:26 pm

    And mets123 is obviously latently homosexual.

  26. NateB

    July 21, 2008 at 9:35 pm

    Krazy K
    The Big Man
    The Chief

  27. philajen

    July 21, 2008 at 11:03 pm

    Jayson Werth: Definitely Johnny Wacko- I witnessed it at a bar in Pittsburgh. He’s Creepy
    Kyle Kendrick: The Kid
    Ryan Howard: The Big Man although my friends and I call him “The Breeze” for when he strikes out
    Rudy Seanez: Chief

  28. KM

    July 22, 2008 at 12:21 am

    Werth – captain gay beard
    Kendrick – “everybody hits, woohoo”
    Howard – I like the one about the offspeed pitch
    Seanez – my future landscaper

  29. TypicalMetsFan

    July 22, 2008 at 2:23 am

    All I know how to do is make gay jokes! Gay! Gay! Gay!

  30. JohnnyWacko

    July 22, 2008 at 2:25 am

    Who’s Jason Werth?

  31. ActuallyChilled

    July 22, 2008 at 8:58 am

    Jayson Werth: johnny wacko
    Kyle Kendrick: the kid
    Ryan Howard: k-how krush
    Rudy Seanez: cinderblock head

  32. late entry

    July 22, 2008 at 9:32 am

    ryan howard: rhrh (obviously, ryan homerun howard – cause he’s still a champ even with the k’s)

    lou marson: the arson

  33. philliefan3452

    July 22, 2008 at 9:51 am

    you cant call kyle kendrick the kid.ted williams and ken griffey jr are the kids and their we all know kyle kendrick isnt in that league.

  34. ped

    July 22, 2008 at 10:06 am

    jayson stark just picked the phils to win the nl east over on espn. check out the debate, there’s some angry mets fans:

  35. Brian Michael

    July 22, 2008 at 11:13 am

    werth: Speed Stick
    kendrick: Krazy K
    howard: The Big Man
    seanez: ColdStone (chad cordero from the nats is the chief, if he ever plays again)

  36. Sandy

    July 22, 2008 at 12:21 pm

    Werth: Johnny Wacko (it just fits)

    Kendrick: The Kid (regardless of who else has gone by that name in the past, he doesn’t strike out enough people to have a nickname featuring the letter “K”)

    Howard: I still vote for Big Brown, as politically incorrect as it may be

    Seanez: The Chief (I have seen him pitch like twice this year if that, I have no idea).

    Mets fans: “Uncreative Douches Who Have Nothing Better To Do”

  37. Jeff M

    July 22, 2008 at 12:28 pm

    Jayson Werth: johnny wacko (how can this not be his nickname)
    Kyle Kendrick: the kid (It just works)
    Ryan Howard: Airshow (This works too. He either hits it far or there is a big “air” breeze… it works. We have to give him some props for his HR ability)
    Rudy Seanez: The chief (I just like calling him chief)

  38. Don M

    July 22, 2008 at 12:33 pm

    I don’t think Rudy Seanez deserves a nickname.. which is why I submitted “THE WHO?”

    Im pretty sure they call Kendrick, The Kid.. so I say we stick with that..

    Werth has been clutch a few times with his bat this year.. and that combined with his figure.. I submitted “STICK”.. and then rambled off “SPEED STICK” because he can swipe some bags too..

    Johnny Wacko just doesn’t do anything for me..

    Ryan Howard.. K-How is the funniest.. and I think Harry K calls him THE BIG MAN.. so we would have a hard time convincing others to call him anything different

  39. KM

    July 22, 2008 at 1:36 pm

    the best nickname for werth is definitely captain gay beard . . . he’s like a wild pirate with a truly terrible goatee.

  40. sean

    July 22, 2008 at 2:13 pm

    Jayson Werth:Jhonny Wacko
    Kyle Kendrick: The Kid
    Ryan Howard:The Big Man
    Rudy Seanez:The Chief

  41. that guy

    July 22, 2008 at 3:29 pm

    Jayson werth IS johnny wacko. Although I am partial to “vagina chin”. Seanez has to be “cinderblockhead”. Anyone who disagrees on the seanez issue has obviously never seen his enormous square head.

  42. Bking

    October 1, 2008 at 4:02 pm

    Jimmy Rollins- Jroll or wishlist
    Jayson Werth- J Dub
    Chase Utley- Chase Clutchy
    Ryan Howard- Big Brown
    Pat Burrell- Pat “Buisness” Burrell or Pat the Bat or Bat
    Shane Victorino- The FLyin Hawaiin
    Pedro Feliz- pvp
    Carlos ruiz- Carlos “chooch” Ruiz

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