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Blue Jays Players’ Weekend Nicknames Revealed

Players’ Weekend is back, and so are our polls

When the Blue Jays host the Phillies on August 24th-26th, they will all be wearing Little League inspired bright colored uniforms for Players’ Weekend. This special event gives Blue Jays players the opportunity to wear jerseys with their nicknames, and MLB the opportunity to sell more merchandise.

There is a new Blue Jays hat, which is identical to last year’s, but with a royal blue maple leaf instead of red:

They have new t-shirts and jerseys as well. The only Blue Jays nickname mockup listed on the site is for a player who hasn’t played in over two months.

I like the jersey and the shirt enough, although I’m not sure I’d shell out the $100+ for one.

There are some excellent nicknames out there though. Behold:

Ryan Borucki and Sam Gaviglio presently don’t have nicknames listed, but Ryan’s brother has assured us there is one coming:

There are explanations for some of the nicknames the players chose here. Or, you can watch Joe Biagini explain his himself:

The nickname contest was over before it began as it was single handedly won by Brad Boxberger of the Diamondbacks:

but we need subsequent winners, so it’s time for the Annual Bluebird Banter Best Nickname Contest:


Which player has the best "classic" nickname?

This poll is closed

  • 44%
    Josh Donaldson - "Bringer of Rain"
    (245 votes)
  • 30%
    Curtis Granderson - "Grandyman"
    (166 votes)
  • 6%
    Aaron Sanchez - "Sanchize"
    (35 votes)
  • 4%
    Justin Smoak - "Moakey"
    (26 votes)
  • 14%
    Troy Tulowitzki - "Tulo"
    (80 votes)
552 votes total Vote Now


Which "new" nickname is the best?

This poll is closed

  • 7%
    Joe Biagini - "Joe The Great"
    (41 votes)
  • 38%
    Marco Estrada - "Estratosphere"
    (208 votes)
  • 20%
    Luke Maile - "Lukey Barrels"
    (108 votes)
  • 19%
    Russell Martin - "Le Muscle"
    (103 votes)
  • 2%
    Kendrys Morales - "Monina"
    (12 votes)
  • 3%
    Kevin Pillar - "KP"
    (17 votes)
  • 7%
    Marcus Stroman - "HDMH"
    (40 votes)
  • 1%
    Devon Travis - "D-Trav"
    (7 votes)
536 votes total Vote Now


Which new Blue Jay has the best nickname?

This poll is closed

  • 0%
    Brandon Drury - "Dru"
    (4 votes)
  • 11%
    Aledmys Diaz - "Papito"
    (58 votes)
  • 33%
    Ken Giles - "100 Miles Giles"
    (166 votes)
  • 14%
    Randal Grichuk - "Grich"
    (72 votes)
  • 12%
    Lourdes Gurriel Jr - "Yunito"
    (62 votes)
  • 3%
    Teoscar Hernandez - "OCA"
    (16 votes)
  • 23%
    Yangervis Solarte - "Tutu"
    (118 votes)
496 votes total Vote Now

I bought the Players’ Weekend nickname tee last year and it was one of my favorites, even if there are only two players on it who are presently playing for the team.


Will you be purchasing a Players’ Weekend item?

This poll is closed

  • 4%
    Yes, the Blue Jays hat
    (16 votes)
  • 5%
    Yes, a t-shirt
    (19 votes)
  • 3%
    Yes, a jersey
    (14 votes)
  • 0%
    Yes, but something else
    (3 votes)
  • 86%
    Probably not
    (323 votes)
375 votes total Vote Now