Nickname The Phillie: Jayson Werth – Phillies Nation

Nickname The Phillie: Jayson Werth

The Phillies have some fantastic nicknames. There’s The Bat (Pat Burrell), Hollywood (Cole Hamels), Lights Out (Brad Lidge), Chooch (Carlos Ruiz) and of course, the Flyin’ Hawaiian (Shane Victorino). But not everyone has a nickname, and we need to help.

An off-hand conversation about Chad Durbin brought upon the nickname “Dim the Lights,” which I think is a worthy moniker for the man. That’s why I think we here at the Nation need to do more of the same. This week I’m opening a feature called “Nickname the Phillie,” where you guys can determine the nickname of select Phils.

First I’m offering Jayson Werth. His two-run home run with two strikes and two outs in the ninth was one of his biggest Phillie highlights. His three-homer game earlier this season was another. A guy with his substantial power, speed, defensive abilities and patience at the plate deserves a great nickname. Go at it — nickname the Phillie.

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  1. Elizabeth

    July 7, 2008 at 3:34 pm

    How about Stud? Werth is my new fav-he literally steps up!

  2. Fran

    July 7, 2008 at 3:36 pm

    I’m glad everyone likes “Dim the lights” Durbin. I’m thinking of making a t-shirt with that on it.

    Jason Werth is a tough name for nicknames

  3. Fran

    July 7, 2008 at 3:37 pm

    Jason “Big Game” Werth

  4. Phil

    July 7, 2008 at 3:43 pm

    My mom thinks he’s the hottest Phillie. Maybe the stud does work for him. haha

  5. Don M

    July 7, 2008 at 3:44 pm


  6. Don M

    July 7, 2008 at 3:45 pm

    Yea my fiance likes him better than Burrell or Chase…

  7. Don M

    July 7, 2008 at 3:47 pm

    “Stick” both for his clutch bat, and his physique

  8. Don M

    July 7, 2008 at 3:49 pm

    Or “Speed Stick”

    or “Stick Shift”

  9. Ben

    July 7, 2008 at 3:51 pm

    i’ve always just called him “chase utley light”. looks like chase and his ability is just shy of chases, but he’s a gamer like chase.

  10. NEPA

    July 7, 2008 at 4:14 pm

    There’s this thing online where you put someone’s full name in and it spits out a nickname for them. I threw in Jayson Werth and it came up with “Johnny Wacko.” Something tells me thats not gonna stick.

  11. TJ

    July 7, 2008 at 4:16 pm

    “On Call” because he’s always on call and whenever called upon he delivers.

  12. CZ

    July 7, 2008 at 4:16 pm

    ‘The Wire’

  13. Gavin

    July 7, 2008 at 4:16 pm

    I like Speed Stick.

    How about J-Dub (short for JW)

    Maybe Phenom.

  14. TJ

    July 7, 2008 at 4:17 pm

    Or “On Demand” since it kinda ties to comcast and him.

  15. Benjamin

    July 7, 2008 at 4:17 pm

    The only thing that stands out about him (other than his abilities) is his cheesy stinger, so I propose “Stinger.”

  16. Gavin

    July 7, 2008 at 4:18 pm

    LOL. Johnny Wacko. I have to say I like it.

  17. CZ

    July 7, 2008 at 4:19 pm

    ‘The Patient’ – considering that he has the lowest first pitch swing percentage in the league and he’s the only guy on this team that looks at pitches

  18. Benjamin

    July 7, 2008 at 4:21 pm

    Johnny Wacko is pretty good.

  19. Gavin

    July 7, 2008 at 4:23 pm

    Yea…unless something better comes along….I go with Johnny Wacko.

  20. TJ

    July 7, 2008 at 4:23 pm

    I like both “the Patient” and “Johnny Wacko”

  21. Jim Phelan

    July 7, 2008 at 4:33 pm

    Someone in the blogosphere mentioned “we’re not Werth-y” in response to a great game he had earlier this year…how about Aerosmith…

  22. PSU Fan

    July 7, 2008 at 4:34 pm

    Call him Lincoln…because he’s werth every penny the Phils have spent on him.

  23. CZ

    July 7, 2008 at 4:37 pm

    in relation to we’re not Werth-Y – ‘Werth’s World’ or ‘Garth’

  24. Tim Malcolm

    July 7, 2008 at 4:39 pm

    Right now I favor The Patient and Speed Stick. Johnny Wacko is great in its absurdity, but his name is Jayson. Just doesn’t make any sense, and a nickname at least needs to make some sense.

  25. NEPA

    July 7, 2008 at 4:41 pm

    Haha, agreed Tim. I only posted it to show how ridiculous that nickname site is. I would say I like The Patient as well. Lincoln is pretty good too though.

  26. Gavin

    July 7, 2008 at 4:42 pm

    See if you can run some of these by him and find out which one he associates himself with. He might go for Johnny Wacko. 🙂

  27. Fran

    July 7, 2008 at 4:42 pm

    Jay Bird

  28. TJ

    July 7, 2008 at 4:46 pm

    Jay Bird is sweet. I kinda like that, but it just sounds like a cool name and doesnt associate with baseball at all. Does it?

  29. dan

    July 7, 2008 at 4:48 pm

    Jay-Hova- A God among men

  30. NateB

    July 7, 2008 at 4:51 pm

    Some call Dobbs “Dobbsy”- so why not call Werth “Werthy”?

  31. TJ

    July 7, 2008 at 4:52 pm

    Too cliche

  32. Fran

    July 7, 2008 at 5:01 pm

    The more i say it Jay Bird sounds kinda sweet

  33. Fran

    July 7, 2008 at 5:08 pm

    well i’m headed down to the game. Hopefully the rains stays off

  34. Mark T

    July 7, 2008 at 5:19 pm

    Craftsman – good at his craft and has all 5 tools

  35. pb

    July 7, 2008 at 5:30 pm

    I thought he had one, “EDGE” because he look’s like the wrestler

  36. pb

    July 7, 2008 at 5:36 pm

    actually isn’t there an “EDGE SPEEDSTICK” deodorant?

  37. Fran

    July 7, 2008 at 5:36 pm

    Jayson ‘Wirey’ Werth


    Jay Bird

  38. Paul

    July 7, 2008 at 5:51 pm

    My Dodger fan friend used to call him Jason “Worthless”.

    But now he is Jason “Worthy” in my eyes.

  39. Bloodbath McGrath

    July 7, 2008 at 6:00 pm

    for my fellow Star Wars fans out there…


  40. Mike T.

    July 7, 2008 at 6:03 pm

    Werther’s Original

  41. Bruce

    July 7, 2008 at 6:07 pm

    How about “loopy” for his Burrell-like swing.

  42. Craig

    July 7, 2008 at 6:16 pm

    The Werth-anator

  43. fred

    July 7, 2008 at 6:21 pm

    Jase the ace

  44. AP

    July 7, 2008 at 6:29 pm

    J-Dub. Holdin’ it down on the clutch tip.

  45. Bruce

    July 7, 2008 at 6:30 pm

    Jason “The Ace” Werth ? (chuckle)

  46. Bruce

    July 7, 2008 at 6:32 pm

    Oops.. Fred beat me to it.

  47. Ben

    July 7, 2008 at 6:35 pm

    Jayson “The anti-Jenkins” Werth

  48. Jason

    July 7, 2008 at 6:37 pm

    With his look right now, I would say, the caucasion version of Juan Primo.

  49. JF

    July 7, 2008 at 6:43 pm

    This might sound stupid but lightning rod, because hes tall (6-5 and is kinda thin (225 lbs.) and he is explosive on the field. The lightning rod was also invented by Franklin In Philly. Johnny Wacko is funny

  50. Mike T.

    July 7, 2008 at 6:44 pm

    “High net Werth”

  51. Ben

    July 7, 2008 at 6:48 pm

    “The Giraffe” – just watch him run down the first base line and then watch a giraffe run

  52. fred

    July 7, 2008 at 6:48 pm

    ”High net worth” is brilliant, Mike.T

  53. TJ

    July 7, 2008 at 6:52 pm

    Come to think of it, I thought that it was Edge because they looked similar and he seemed to give teams that Edge.

  54. Tim Malcolm

    July 7, 2008 at 6:53 pm

    High-Net is definitely a Berman nickname. Jay Bird is a nice one, especially as his frame resembles Big Bird.

    We got The Patient, Speed Stick, High-Net and Jay Bird as finalists, IMO. We’ll decide on the winner next week, and if another real good one comes out we’ll include it.

  55. Lewisauce

    July 7, 2008 at 8:13 pm

    Lightning Rod. Speed Stick. The Craftsman. On Call. On Demand.

    They all sound like (gay) porn star names.

    The only two I like are Jawa and Johnny Wacko. (But I’m weird.)

  56. Larry

    July 7, 2008 at 8:50 pm

    Jayson “For What Its” Werth

    From the movie, the “Natural”, Joe Don Baker played a guy called the “Whammer” That could be applicable.

  57. That Guy

    July 7, 2008 at 8:59 pm

    How about “Vagina Chin”.

  58. Bloodbath McGrath

    July 7, 2008 at 10:22 pm

    I love Jayson “For What It’s” Werth, but it really could only be used with his full name. Regardless, that’s my favorite.

  59. That Guy

    July 7, 2008 at 10:50 pm

    How about”shit the bed”

  60. Julie

    July 7, 2008 at 11:26 pm

    I’m surprised nothing has been mentioned about his hot mom…

  61. Brian

    July 8, 2008 at 12:27 am

    It’d be a lot easier if he sucked, wouldn’t it? I’ve been calling him Weird Beard but Chinny Chin Chin might work too – he’s definitely blown down some houses.

  62. Lewisauce

    July 8, 2008 at 8:28 am

    I was trying to come up with something referring to his hot mom, but all those nicknames just sounded gross.

    “The Whammer” is pretty good.

    Now that I’m thinking about it, “Hot Mom” isn’t bad either. Sure, he’s not a mom himself, but we’d all know who is being referred to.

  63. Don M

    July 8, 2008 at 8:44 am

    MILF oldie but goody

  64. LarryStevenJeltz

    July 8, 2008 at 10:46 am

    “Dorsal Mohawk”. It was worse at the beginning of the year when it went all the way down his next, but he still looks like he belongs in adult entertainment.

  65. Bryers

    July 8, 2008 at 10:57 am

    Since he already has a nickname, JDub (the Dub for W), isn’t all this senseless banter!

  66. Don M

    July 8, 2008 at 12:31 pm

    So Taguchi = “The Thief” … or … “Crook” for stealing money this year

  67. Justin Evans

    July 8, 2008 at 12:40 pm

    Yeah, I was just going to say his nickname has been J-Dub for awhile.

    How about “Werthless Against RHP”?

    I kid, I kid.

  68. Butthead

    July 8, 2008 at 2:49 pm


  69. Phlorida

    July 8, 2008 at 3:13 pm

    money’s werth

  70. Shannon

    July 9, 2008 at 10:22 am

    Mc Worthy

  71. Sean

    July 9, 2008 at 2:45 pm


  72. Lisa

    July 10, 2008 at 5:07 pm

    Count on Werth
    Count Werth
    Jay Count

    He’s at his best when its full count

  73. Kimmy

    July 11, 2008 at 12:29 am

    how about we all just yell “we’re not werthy” when he’s on the field/at bat………sounds about right. the kid’s fantastic. and he can look like a porn star all he wants. i wouldn’t say no!

  74. Jh

    July 11, 2008 at 4:29 pm

    “johnny reb” because of his civil war mustache.

  75. Becky

    October 4, 2008 at 1:21 am

    Well his 2-run homer with 2 strikes and 2 outs…how bout ‘Deuce’

  76. werth sucks

    October 6, 2008 at 3:59 pm

    tell him to shave his soul patch…if he played at a real ball park, he’d only have 9 hr.

  77. Phil

    October 6, 2008 at 4:07 pm

    That’s nice Werth Sucks. I’m sure you’re a Mets fan. Before running your mouth you should look at his home/away splits for homers. 13 away 11 on the road. Werth also crushes the ball and hits opposite field bombs. He has a lot more power than you think. Did you see the 400+ foot blast he hit in game 4? Probably not.

  78. Phil

    October 6, 2008 at 4:08 pm

    I mean 13 away 11 at home*

  79. Bill Prinz

    October 17, 2008 at 9:07 am


  80. your mom

    October 23, 2008 at 5:10 pm

    Jayson “The Big, Bad” Werth cause I think he looks like a wolf…

  81. Mike

    October 23, 2008 at 10:01 pm

    Star Fox. he looks just like him

  82. your mom

    October 24, 2008 at 3:04 pm

    He does look like Star Fox… but I don’t think Star Fox woulda booted that ball in right OR got double up at 1st HA

  83. I'm werthy

    October 27, 2008 at 9:06 pm

    I still like J-Dub or J-Bird. Doesn’t matter I just call him “sweet”!

  84. JJ

    October 31, 2008 at 1:30 pm

    I am gonna call him Baberaham Lincoln because he is a total babe and Werth every penny.

  85. WerthIt

    November 2, 2008 at 1:51 pm

    I’ve called him Scruffy Puppy all season, esp. on the road when he doesn’t seem to pack a rezor.
    Big Bad Werth gets my other vote.

  86. PatG

    November 3, 2008 at 12:54 pm

    I like “NetWerth” and “Scruffy Puppy” I was at the parade and saw him close up. He is VERY sexy.

  87. Isabelle

    November 3, 2008 at 4:49 pm

    I like lightning rod!

  88. M.

    November 6, 2008 at 2:24 pm

    i dont know if you guys are still looking for a nickname for jayson but i think he’s the hottest one on the team he’s my #1 pick but i love the nickname thunder cause everytime he hits that ball you can hear and feel the thunder of it jayson “thunder” werth

    but i muct say i did like stinger too

  89. Kar

    November 7, 2008 at 3:14 pm

    Jason”Worth It” Werth because he is so worth watching!!!

  90. Sam

    November 10, 2008 at 7:22 pm

    what about “sexilicious man candy”
    that one is quite nice:)

  91. Plays hard

    January 8, 2009 at 1:32 am

    Jay Bird, JaWa, and Johnny Wacko are amongst my favorites.

    I also am a fan of Lincoln

  92. Mike

    March 5, 2009 at 11:22 pm

    I think Jay-bird is a standard nickname for any “J” name. It’s catchy, but not very distinctive.

    “Werthington” I like. It’s kind of classy, yet funky.

  93. Christina

    April 24, 2009 at 1:30 pm

    Werewolf. haha me and my friend call him the sexy wolf

  94. Tonyb says

    May 13, 2009 at 12:11 pm

    Let’s call him “The Stealer”.

  95. Leslie

    June 14, 2009 at 6:33 pm

    If you watch Jason, he always puffs his cheeks out during a critical play or when he hits…I say we nickname him Jason “Cheeks” Werth

  96. Veronica

    July 9, 2009 at 9:45 pm

    I alway’s caused him the “Sexecutioner”

  97. Veronica

    July 9, 2009 at 9:45 pm

    I always called him the “Sexecutioner”

  98. James

    July 12, 2009 at 10:12 am

    I say he should be Jayson “Fifth Deck ” Werth

  99. Kaitlyn

    August 9, 2009 at 10:35 am

    I think Jason “Greased Lightning” Werth works.

  100. Bobbi

    August 10, 2009 at 1:32 pm

    I like Jayson “The Spark” Werth, which is what he brings to the game.

  101. Manny

    August 10, 2009 at 2:19 pm

    I think Jonny Wacko stuck… I like it even though it makes little sense haha

  102. Dystynee

    August 13, 2009 at 12:31 am

    How about Rightie? He fields, and bats rihgt. and he plays right field

  103. Bobbi

    August 17, 2009 at 12:08 am

    Jayson “Patience” Werth

  104. Kasey

    November 3, 2009 at 11:38 pm

    Werewerth werewolf

  105. Matt

    April 6, 2010 at 7:56 pm

    How about “Yankee Killer?”

  106. Nick B

    May 30, 2010 at 9:38 pm


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  108. Hector Salano

    July 20, 2010 at 10:24 pm

    Mose Brancato

  109. wanda sykes

    July 27, 2010 at 7:02 pm

    i think it should be fatso

  110. jayson werth

    July 27, 2010 at 7:04 pm

    i think it should be awesomeness because im awesome you little kids make me laugh

  111. jayson werth

    July 27, 2010 at 7:10 pm


  112. patti

    July 30, 2010 at 2:58 pm

    “Werther’s original” or “Werth it” gets my vote – wasn’t Jay Bird Jay Johnstone’s nickname (70’s phillies)….

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