If Tony La Russa and Ron Washington have reminded baseball fans of the awful state of contemporary baseball management, we need no reminder that nicknames are in even sorrier shape.
Where once sobriquets like "Death to Flying Things" and "The Commerce Comet" described what a player did well on the field or something important about them as a person, we now know our superstars by unimaginative, vague names like "A-Rod" and "The Freak." These are terrible nicknames. They're awful.
But exceptions still pop up, now and then. Somewhere in the baseball universe, people are still coming up with actually creative and thoroughly enjoyable nicknames. Here are the 25 best going in the game today.