The Phillies have some fantastic nicknames. Thereâ€™s The Bat (Pat Burrell), Hollywood (Cole Hamels), Lights Out (Brad Lidge), Chooch (Carlos Ruiz) and of course, the Flyinâ€™ 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 â€œDim the Lights,â€ which I think is a worthy moniker for the man. Thatâ€™s why I think we here at the Nation need to do more of the same. This week Iâ€™m opening a feature called â€œNickname the Phillie,â€ 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.