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Nickname The Phillie: JA Happ

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.

After two good starts in his 2008 campaign, JA Happ certainly deserves a place on the Phillies for a little while. The slider-throwing, fastball-locating 25-year-old from Illinois has been effective so far, and definitely deserves a good nickname. (Note: Happ and I share a birthday, so brownie points if you can somehow fit that into the equation.) Go to it, guys.

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  1. Grrrumpy Miner

    July 10, 2008 at 6:49 pm

    How about J “AAA” Happ. He was sent down.

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  3. NJ

    July 10, 2008 at 7:04 pm

    JA ‘where does this guy fit in’ Happ

    Wonder how many times he’s had the commentator call him AJ Happ…

  4. phan_in_babylon

    July 10, 2008 at 7:16 pm

    Younger James

  5. Lisa

    July 10, 2008 at 7:30 pm


  6. Rick

    July 10, 2008 at 7:35 pm

    J Pap

  7. That Guy

    July 10, 2008 at 7:57 pm

    How about “Iron Pig”

  8. TJ

    July 10, 2008 at 7:58 pm

    JA is a nickname, no?

  9. scot

    July 10, 2008 at 7:59 pm

    Just Awesome.

  10. nate

    July 10, 2008 at 8:24 pm

    JA (RULEs) Happ

  11. JF

    July 10, 2008 at 8:37 pm

    “Happy” James

  12. ryan

    July 10, 2008 at 8:45 pm

    Happy Hour

  13. Alexandre Almeida

    July 10, 2008 at 8:49 pm

    the Happ guy

  14. dan

    July 11, 2008 at 12:37 am

    Little jimmy

  15. Lavelle

    July 11, 2008 at 12:58 am

    Happ-smear. Aptly describes the uncomfortable process of facing a young pitcher with great stuff.

  16. jeff

    July 11, 2008 at 1:38 am

    the happ hazard

  17. Gary B

    July 11, 2008 at 8:01 am

    J.A. “Was HAPPy to be here for a little while”

  18. Lewisauce

    July 11, 2008 at 9:41 am

    Johnny Wacko

  19. bagodonuts

    July 11, 2008 at 12:19 pm


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