Originally written on Fox Sports Wisconsin  |  Last updated 2/26/13
How exactly did Ryan Gennett come to go by Scooter? "I gave it to myself when I was about 5," Gennett said of the nickname. When his mother would try to put his seatbelt on in the car, Gennett would click it off. She'd click it back in. He'd yank it right off. One day she got fed up. She took her son to the local police station to have officers teach him about the dangers of not wearing a seatbelt. When the policeman asked him his name, Gennett responded "Scooter." "I thought if I told him my real name I was going to get arrested or get in trouble," Gennett said. "The reason I told him Scooter was because my favorite show was the Muppet Babies and that was my favorite character on the show. "I didn't answer to Ryan for about a year. To get me to do anything they had to call me Scooter and it just stuck." Seventeen years later, Scooter Gennett is in his first big league camp with the Milwaukee Brewers. The second baseman's name is always a topic of conversation but usually is th...
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