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Nickname The Phillie: Kyle Kendrick

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.

Yesterday I threw Jayson Werth out there, and we have a few finalists for him. Today we start on a new Phillie — Kyle Kendrick. The good-enough sinkerballing youngster has been a nice addition to the club over the past year. Some call him “KK,” but that’s not good enough. The kid needs a real nickname. Go at it.

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  1. phan_in_babylon

    July 8, 2008 at 3:34 pm

    “The Kid”

  2. TJ

    July 8, 2008 at 3:39 pm


  3. jimmyforvp

    July 8, 2008 at 3:40 pm

    He’s always been “the Kid” to me, but I can see how that’s a little too pedestrian. How about Kobayashi?

  4. Geoff

    July 8, 2008 at 3:42 pm


  5. Geoff

    July 8, 2008 at 3:44 pm

    “The 2-Seam Dream”

  6. Derek

    July 8, 2008 at 3:47 pm

    Kyle “Kobayashi” Kendrick sounds good to me

  7. phan_in_babylon

    July 8, 2008 at 3:49 pm

    Unfortunately all the K nicknames will make him KKK.

  8. Derek

    July 8, 2008 at 4:04 pm

    Very true

  9. scot

    July 8, 2008 at 4:09 pm

    I thought it was bizzare that on that Goosebumps dvd, according to J-Roll apparently his nickname in the locker room is “Crazy K.”

  10. Pat

    July 8, 2008 at 4:11 pm

    O-Kay Kendrick


    K squared

  11. Mike T.

    July 8, 2008 at 4:24 pm

    As phan in babylon said, “The Kid”. This one’s pretty simple.

  12. Mike T.

    July 8, 2008 at 4:24 pm

    It has to be The Kid – no doubt about it.

  13. NateB

    July 8, 2008 at 4:25 pm

    “Krazy K” is a cool nickname. Why change it?

  14. Geoff

    July 8, 2008 at 4:27 pm

    “Special K”

    However, he has to win 15 games to be called that though.

  15. Don M

    July 8, 2008 at 4:31 pm

    As soon as I read, “nickname” Kendrick… “THE KID” came to mind… so I think maybe they already call him that… or maybe Larry Anderson calls him that or something. but thats my vote

  16. JF

    July 8, 2008 at 4:44 pm

    Im pretty sure his teammates call him crazy k, thats good enough.

  17. Mike T.

    July 8, 2008 at 4:53 pm

    “Crazy K” is just ridiculous, and “Special K” is already the name of a low-fat cereal and a dissociative anesthetic drug.

  18. Gavin

    July 8, 2008 at 4:59 pm



    Johhny Wacko

  19. Don M

    July 8, 2008 at 4:59 pm

    What about “Ryan Howard” since he is KK

  20. Mike T.

    July 8, 2008 at 5:00 pm

    Howard is “K-How”

  21. Gavin

    July 8, 2008 at 5:10 pm

    “38 Special”

    Kyle “No Respect” Kendrick — His middle name is Rodney….and he gets no respect from Phillies Fans.

  22. NJ

    July 8, 2008 at 5:20 pm

    Come on this one’s easy… Kyle Moyer

  23. Gavin

    July 8, 2008 at 5:22 pm

    Nice….how bout “Moyer North” since Moyer’s a “southpaw”.

  24. Gavin

    July 8, 2008 at 5:26 pm

    Hey, Bedard was on 950am today? here is a snippit and a link to the actual interview is embedded in the article. Interesting.

  25. Gavin

    July 8, 2008 at 5:31 pm

    Bedard soounds like a wet noodle dudes. I dont know about this guy.

  26. Bill

    July 8, 2008 at 5:40 pm

    I like Krazy K and have used it on my blog. Two other ones we have used is “Hit Parade” for Clay Condrey and “Doc Windgate” for R.J. Swindle.

  27. NEPA

    July 8, 2008 at 5:41 pm

    The Golden Child

    Kyle “Can do” Kendrick, because he’s like the little train that could.

    The King

  28. NEPA

    July 8, 2008 at 5:41 pm


    because he makes it sink.

  29. TJ

    July 8, 2008 at 5:44 pm

    to add on to NEPA, Titanic.

  30. NEPA

    July 8, 2008 at 5:45 pm

    Yea, Titanic was my first thought, but then I was thinking that what actually suck so Iceberg would make more sense.

  31. RiVLez

    July 8, 2008 at 5:47 pm

    As a Met fan I am disgusted that Cole Hamels did not make the all-star team. That is f*ckin ridiculous. He pitches with a 3.28 ERA in a little league field basically and he gets no respect. I don’t know about you phillies fans, that is terrible.

  32. Phils Phan

    July 8, 2008 at 6:02 pm


    Because as the Phillies go down in flames, he quietly goes out, does his job, and returns.

  33. kattapilla

    July 8, 2008 at 6:12 pm

    My husband calls him “Junior,” as in Son of Jamie Moyer. Considering Kyle looks like he should need a note from his mom that it’s OK for him to be out that late on a school night, it works for me.

  34. Fran

    July 8, 2008 at 6:29 pm


  35. nate

    July 8, 2008 at 6:45 pm

    cubs just traded for harden. looks like he’s out of the picture. somebody in chicago felt c.c.’s presence.

  36. Mike T.

    July 8, 2008 at 6:51 pm

    The reason Tim hasn’t commented on everyone’s ideas is because they’re all horrible. The guys nickname is “The Kid” – leave it alone.

  37. TJ

    July 8, 2008 at 6:52 pm

    Hopefully we get whoever wins the NL West in the playoffs? Is that Gillick’s thought process? Get Bedard, Should’ve pursued Harden more.

  38. Justin

    July 8, 2008 at 6:59 pm

    Killer K

  39. PhilCali

    July 8, 2008 at 7:14 pm


    He constantly gets out of trouble ending in quality starts…


  40. Dave

    July 8, 2008 at 7:48 pm

    Looks like the central up there game. I think the phils should stay away from bedard he looks like a problem, but yet again who should we shoot for?

  41. Ped

    July 8, 2008 at 7:56 pm

    Kid Kendrick

  42. That Guy

    July 8, 2008 at 9:19 pm

    Attn Rivalz: Its not nearly as offensive as santana making 25 mil this year and losing more games than he has won. What the hell do you want from the people on this website? Why don’t you go on a Muts site and GET LOST ASSHOLE.

  43. That Guy

    July 8, 2008 at 9:28 pm

    BOTTOM LINE: Someone has to be called Johnny Wacko. I don’t care if its Rudy Seanez. That name is hilarious.

  44. RiVLez

    July 8, 2008 at 10:16 pm

    Attn “That Guy”: Your a fuckin moron. I’m pointing out Cole Hamels not Santana. Santana is 7-7 and if that is losing more games than he has won you need to go back to school you retard. His ERA is under 3, it’s just the Mets do not score any runs for him. Also dickhead all I have to say is 1.5 GB. Thanks….GLHF

  45. Bill Gra

    July 8, 2008 at 10:21 pm

    How about KK kid or Killer Kyle Or Kyle the kid (like billy the kid)

  46. Rick

    July 8, 2008 at 11:11 pm

    All i know is that swindel’s nickname should be ‘2 swings’ as in you have enough time 4. Kendrick should just be kyle ‘2 smooth’ kendrick i guess. His finesse impresses me.

  47. Tim Malcolm

    July 9, 2008 at 7:30 am

    I like The Kid, Krazy K, Houdini and Sink. We’ll go with those.

  48. Phlorida

    July 9, 2008 at 8:55 am

    how about “kan i get some run support?” oh wait, that should be all the pitchers names….

  49. Steve

    July 9, 2008 at 9:26 am

    2 seam dream is definitely the best, followed by krazy k

  50. Lewisauce

    July 9, 2008 at 9:34 am

    The Kid.

  51. tOM

    July 9, 2008 at 12:56 pm


  52. Gary B

    July 10, 2008 at 11:33 am

    Phillie the Kid

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