There’s nothing like a perfect nickname. Some of the best ones can replace a player’s actual name. I mean how many people call “Cookie” Rojas, Octavio Victor?
But is “Cookie” a cool nickname? And what criteria should be used to determine if a nickname passes the “cool” test? That’s the question for this list. After much thought, I decided that perhaps I was not the best judge of ‘cool’ so I turned off my Barry Manilow 8-track and went in search of my teenage son, the coolest person I know. I read out some nicknames and the ones he judged “awesome,” “nasty” or my favorite, “sick” made the list.
So here they are: the 20 sickest, I mean coolest, nicknames in Phillies history. And if you don’t agree? Don’t blame me. Do what I did. Ask the nearest teenager.