Major League Baseball will showcase some unique uniforms later this month… during Players Weekend.
Alongside the MLB Players Association, the MLB announced Wednesday (Aug. 9) that during the upcoming weekend, players will be able to express themselves via nicknames from their past in youth baseball.
From August 25-27, players will wear alternate jerseys inspired by youth league designs, which will replace their last names on the jersey nameplates …with nicknames.
Players will choose their nicknames ahead of the Players Weekend, which will be included on jerseys that fans can purchase.
A few of the already declared nicknames include Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius (“Sir Didi”), Atlanta Braves second baseman Brandon Phillips (“Dat Dude”), Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Jose Bautista (“Joey Bats”), Cleveland Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor (“Mr. Smile”) and Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Andrew McCutchen (“Cutch”).
Nicknames that attempt to include brand names or are deemed offensive will not be allowed, says the MLB.