When Mike Moustakas strode up to the plate a couple of weekends ago in Kansas City, I turned to a friend in the ballpark and asked him if he thought Moose had a chance to break the Royals all-time season home run record, set by Bye Bye.
I grew up listening to the Royals on the radio, where nicknames were prevalent during the broadcast or pre- and post-game shows. Guys like A.O, Flash, Gooby, Ape, Quiz, Soupy, Sabes, Splitt were just part of my vernacular.
That’s why my first reaction to this story about MLB allowing players to wear nicknames on their jerseys during the Aug. 25-27 weekend is positive.
What’s your take?