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HRs lead Blue Jays to victory over Phillies on beginning of Players' Weekend

After lasting just two outs before being pulled against the Yankees on Sunday, Ryan Borucki was eager to get back on the mound. The Blue Jays left-hander bounced back by allowing two earned runs on seven hits while striking out five in 6 1/3 innings of work, helping Toronto to a 4-2 win over the Philadelphia Phillies Friday night. “I ...

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Trout honors late brother-in-law with new Players' Weekend nickname

Mike Trout returned to the Los Angeles Angels‘ lineup Friday night, just in time for Players’ Weekend. Initially slated to don the nickname “KIIIIID” on his back, Trout changed it to “A. Cox” in honor of his late brother-in-law, Aaron Cox, who died last week. <figure class="article-segment–embed" re… MLB | theScore

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Players' Weekend full of great nicknames, games

When George Costanza tried to give himself the nickname “T-Bone” in a memorable “Seinfeld” moment, the experiment ended poorly — as, quite frankly, many incidences of self-appointed nicknames end. Nicknames, after all, are at their best when organically ordained by outside influences, and certainly when they are not merely shortened (“A-Rod”) or “y”-enhanced (“Greeny”) versions of the original appellation. So ...

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Ranking the 10 best Players' Weekend nicknames

Last year’s Players’ Weekend was a rousing success and a rare opportunity for Major League Baseball – a league notoriously plagued by “playing the right way,” stymying even the most boisterous personalities – to introduce fans to the characters that take the field every day. Of course, some used this opportunity to show that they do, indeed, lack any character ...

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All you need to know about Players' Weekend

Sure, the name on the front of the jersey will always carry more weight than the name on the back. But when Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association first introduced Players’ Weekend last summer, the game embraced individuality, allowing the charisma and creativity of players like “Mr. Smile” (Francisco Lindor), “Big Maple” (James Paxton) and “Wild Horse” (Yasiel ...

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