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What’s your favorite Cubs Players Weekend nickname?

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Some players got pretty creative.

KB and Schwarbs
John Geliebter-USA TODAY Sports

Most of the Cubs participated in the Players Weekend promotion, where players chose nicknames to be on the back of their jerseys.

Here’s a complete list of all the major-league nicknames.

And here are all the Cubs names:

Albert Almora Jr. … Tico

Jake Arrieta … Snake

Alex Avila … Parkman

Javier Baez … El Mago

Kris Bryant … KB

Eddie Butler … Red Beard

Victor Caratini … Vic

Willson Contreras … Willy

Wade Davis … Wader

Brian Duensing … Deuce

Carl Edwards Jr. … Carl's Jr.

Justin Grimm … Reaper

Ian Happ … Happer

Kyle Hendricks … Hendo

Jason Heyward … J-Hey

Jon Jay … 305 J

Tommy La Stella … La Stella

John Lackey … Lack

Jon Lester … Lester

Mike Montgomery … Monty

Felix Pena … Ricardon

Jose Quintana … Q

Rene Rivera … Moncho

Anthony Rizzo … Tony

Hector Rondon … Rondi

Addison Russell … Addy

Kyle Schwarber … Schwarbs

Pedro Strop … Stropy

Koji Uehara … Koji

Justin Wilson … Brennan

Ben Zobrist … Zorilla

As you can see, some got creative, others... not su much. Jon Lester, who is on the disabled list, and Tommy La Stella decided to go with no nickname at all. You can see on the all-player list linked above that they weren’t alone. The Cardinals, for example, have 14 players on their list using their last name. No accounting for tastes, I suppose.

What’s your favorite among the Cubs nicknames?

Poll

Who has the best Cubs Players Weekend nickname?

This poll is closed

  • 0%
    Albert Almora Jr.
    (6 votes)
  • 5%
    Jake Arrieta
    (36 votes)
  • 4%
    Alex Avila
    (28 votes)
  • 31%
    Javier Baez
    (195 votes)
  • 1%
    Kris Bryant
    (12 votes)
  • 1%
    Eddie Butler
    (7 votes)
  • 0%
    Victor Caratini
    (1 vote)
  • 0%
    Willson Contreras
    (3 votes)
  • 0%
    Wade Davis
    (5 votes)
  • 0%
    Brian Duensing
    (1 vote)
  • 15%
    Carl Edwards Jr.
    (93 votes)
  • 11%
    Justin Grimm
    (68 votes)
  • 0%
    Ian Happ
    (1 vote)
  • 0%
    Kyle Hendricks
    (4 votes)
  • 2%
    Jason Heyward
    (14 votes)
  • 0%
    Jon Jay
    (5 votes)
  • 1%
    Tommy La Stella
    (9 votes)
  • 0%
    John Lackey
    (0 votes)
  • 3%
    Jon Lester
    (23 votes)
  • 0%
    Mike Montgomery
    (1 vote)
  • 0%
    Felix Pena
    (0 votes)
  • 0%
    Jose Quintana
    (5 votes)
  • 0%
    Rene Rivera
    (4 votes)
  • 1%
    Anthony Rizzo
    (12 votes)
  • 0%
    Hector Rondon
    (0 votes)
  • 0%
    Addison Russell
    (1 vote)
  • 1%
    Kyle Schwarber
    (12 votes)
  • 0%
    Pedro Strop
    (0 votes)
  • 0%
    Koji Uehara
    (0 votes)
  • 0%
    Justin Wilson
    (5 votes)
  • 10%
    Ben Zobrist
    (65 votes)
616 votes total Vote Now