Players’ Weekend is back for a third year, giving big leaguers an opportunity to connect with the fans in fun and engaging ways through their jerseys and equipment.
Here’s a list of the nicknames MLB players have chosen to rock on their backs for the weekend of Aug. 23-25. Not all nicknames have been finalized, additional ones will be added in the coming days.
Here’s all the nicknames in MLB for the upcoming Players Weekend. And for those poking fun at Seager for just going with “Seager” for a second straight year, remember, he was “Corey’s Brother” the first year, which remains an all-time great. https://t.co/49j6l0vYqk
— Greg Johns (@GregJohnsMLB) August 6, 2019
Players’ Weekend allows the players to show their normal side, after all they are athletes, but regular people too. Some of the names come from motivation factors like Josh Phegley of the Oakland Athletics as being “PTBNL” for being a player to be named later (PTBNL) in a trade. Some of the names are an ode to a players personality like Francisco Lindor of the Cleveland Indians and his “MR. SMILE” nickname. Other players choose to rock an old childhood nickname like Vladimir Guerrero Jr., rising star of the Toronto Blue Jays, being “El K” during Players’ Weekend. There are endless names and endless stories behind, check out more of the names at MLB.com where the full list is available.
The uniforms will be black and white. The players will bring the color.