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When Randy Johnson announced his retirement earlier this week, baseball lost it’s greatest nickname. “The Big Unit” was perfectly descriptive (he is big) and raunchy.

With Johnson’s departure, we’re left to wonder, what’s the best nickname of the rest? If you can think of a great nickname that we neglected to include in the poll, please click “other” and tell us your choice in the comments section.

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7 Responses to “Which active player has the best nickname?”

  1. As much as I love ‘The Mexicutioner’ and ‘Kung Fu Panda’, nothing takes out ‘Death to Flying Things’ for me. Which makes me a third-party voter or something, I guess.

  2. Poor Dontrelle, with 2% of the votes but zero actual votes.

    Rivera is the best but the Flyin’ Hawaiian and the Mexecutioner are also great.

  3. “Big Puma”? I was under the impression that Lance Berkman’s nickname was “Fat Elvis”…

  4. RosevilleRedbird says:

    Hey, what about El Hombre for Albert Pujols???

  5. I’ve never heard “El Hombre.” I’ve heard him called Prince Albert a lot, and that nickname is, I think we can all agree, kinda lame. But you’re right, Baseball Prospectus says Pujols is sometimes known as “El Hombre” (also, “The Machine” and “Phat Albert”).

  6. Kung Fu Panda is an good but clearly outclassed nickname when compared to Sandoval’s true moniker, Fat Ichiro.

  7. It must be Pronk – and here is why:

    The Pronk Bar

    http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_1m_U2B0Z1C8/Smj0ad1XffI/AAAAAAAAB4g/LyTPBR1iYFY/s400/Pronk Bar 1.jpg

    This fact counts for at least 100 votes.

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