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Box-burger emojis and the best MLB Players' Weekend nicknames

Jesse Yomtov USA TODAY
Published 8:34 p.m. UTC Aug 9, 2018
White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu and Tigers designated hitter Victor Martinez during Players’ Weekend in 2017.
Caylor Arnold, USA TODAY Sports

For the second year in a row, Major League Baseball is encouraging players to put nicknames on the back of their uniforms for “Players’ Weekend,” which runs from Aug. 24 to Aug. 26.

MLB announced the full roster on Thursday.

Here’s the completely subjective – yet definitive – ranking of the 10 best nicknames we’ll see on players’ backs:

1. Brad Boxberger, Diamondbacks

2. Shane Bieber, Indians – “NOT JUSTIN”

3. Carl Edwards Jr, Cubs – “STRINGBEAN SLINGER”

4. Brad Hand, Indians – “BROTEIN SHAKE”

5. Jake Smolinski, Athletics – “SMO $”

6. Dovydas Neverauskas, Pirates – “LITHUANIAN”

7. Jake Faria, Rays – “FUH-REE-UH”

8. Charlie Morton, Astros – “GROUND CHUCK”

9. Jon Lester, Cubs – “LEFTHANDER”

10. Derek Holland, Giants – “LAST NAME”

Published 8:34 p.m. UTC Aug 9, 2018

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