Phillies: Ranking “Player’s Weekend” jersey nicknames

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SARASOTA, FL- MARCH 09: The Phillie Phanatic taunts the Toronto Blue Jays on March 9, 2017 at Spectrum Field in Clearwater, Florida. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)
SARASOTA, FL- MARCH 09: The Phillie Phanatic taunts the Toronto Blue Jays on March 9, 2017 at Spectrum Field in Clearwater, Florida. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images) /
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ANAHEIM, CA – AUGUST 01: Aaron Nola #27 of the Philadelphia Phillies pitches during the first inning of a game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on August 1, 2017 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images) /

Come on, at least try

Aaron Nola, Nick Pivetta, Daniel Nava, and Cameron Perkins all decided to go with just their last names on the jersey. They could have had some fun but instead went the basic route.

In fairness, Nola is a pretty laid-back guy who doesn’t want a lot of attention around himself. He also has been pitching like an ace, so he can do whatever he wants.

Even then, Nola could definitely get a nickname relating to the fact he was born in Louisiana. The Big Easy. the Bayou Baron, just two I’ve come up with off the top of my head.

Nava might not even be on the team by the time this weekend rolls around if he gets traded and Perkins has bounced between the minors and the majors this season.

Now, let’s look at the 19 players who did go with a nickname on their jerseys.

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