Found May 12, 2012 on Rotowire:
I blogged about this when Stephen Strasburg made his debut, but with 19-year-old Bryce Harper now seemingly in a Nationals uniform to stay the situation has become intolerable. Washington has two of the most exciting, talented, compulsively watchable young players in their lineup that the grand old game has had grace its fields in a long time... ...and neither one of them has a decent nickname. Heck, neither one of them even has a crappy, "A-Rod" style nickname. This injustice cannot stand. Baseball is a game of tradition, a game that cherishes its history in a way no other sport does, and yet one of its best traditions and one of its richest veins of historical awesomeness - memorable nicknames for its stars - has almost completely faded away. Even as recently as a decade ago there were still some solid nicknames floating around (the Big Unit, Rocket, the Big Hurt, and other less phallic ones I can't think of at the moment), but now? We've got King Felix,...
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