Originally written on Nation Orange  |  Last updated 12/25/14
Most of you probably know about this one but, for those of you that don't, the NBA premiered their nickname jersey day. You could argue that this is an opportunity for players to engage in a little self-expression to enhance their personal brand, or you could say that it's another shameless marketing tactic to sell more merchandise. You'd probably be right either way. This piece is not about whether Baseball should follow suit. The Giants are just chock-full of great nick names and anyone who doesn't have one yet absolutely deserves it. Plus the Giants aren't in the running for Mashairo Tanaka (fun piece from Grant Brisbee over at McCovey Chronicles on learning to preemptively hate him) so we need something to talk about. The Easy Ones: Gregor Blanco -- The Great White Shark - rarely in sports do you have a nickname which fits sooooo perfectly with a stadium sound effect. I love to believe that hearing the jaws theme playing with Blanco on fi...
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