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.
Yesterday I threw Jayson Werth out there, and we have a few finalists for him. Today we start on a new Phillie â€” 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.