Every third Sunday, we’ll present “Moniker,” where we nickname a member of the Phillies, for better or worse.
Brett Myers. He doesn’t have a nickname, does he?
Despite a long career in Philadelphia, Myers is one of the only Phillie regulars who doesn’t have a real good nickname. A long-time starter who was converted to closer in 2007, Myers came back to the rotation with poor results. A demotion to the minor leagues revitalized his career, and he had a sparkling second half in 2008. That carried into the postseason, where Myers used his bat to do the talking.
Myers is one-half of his self-proclaimed Redneck Wrecking Crew, with Joe Blanton, and for a small while last season I referred to him as “The Redneck Express.” That might work, but let’s get something in cement. So go ahead: Do your bidding.
Just one caveat: Please make no references to his personal life. They’re unnecessary.