Momo, Tom Ace and Worm: Explaining some of Athletics’ puzzling Players’ Weekend nicknames

first_imgFor one late-August weekend each season (since 2017, at least) the MLB lifts its rigid decree of uniformity to allow its players and coaches a wild weekend in which they can wear, in game, their very own custom cleats, gloves and Little League-style jerseys with hand-picked nicknames on the back. It’s just a great time for everyone involved.The Athletics have a rich history for nicknames, due in part to former owner Charles Finley’s — or Charlie O — affinity for them. Catfish Hunter is just …last_img

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