Rays’ Top Ten Nicknames

By Mat Germain
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Sep 20, 2015; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Rays third baseman Evan Longoria (3) triples during the ninth inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Tropicana Field. Tampa Bay Rays defeated the Baltimore Orioles 7-6. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

The Rays are in trade talks during this Holiday season, but that doesn’t mean we can’t have some fun. What better way to do that than to look through nicknames and how they were acquired?

Baseball has a long tradition of nicknames for its best players. From Babe Ruth, to Shoeless Joe Jackson, we’re been treated to some of the most creative names in all of professional sports.

With that in mind, we’ll rank our top-ten Rays nicknames and provide a quick take on how they got them.

Some of them are more questionable than others, but there are some great stories included. Some of these are truly creative, some are more obvious, and some are just flat out whacky. Quite a few a self-proclaimed, but they’re worth the self-proclamation in most cases. In any case, here they are ranked in reverse order!

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