Nicknames for Alex Avila?

Submitted by althegreat23 on June 26th, 2011 at 3:27 PM

Looking up and down the Tigers roster, you fnd many of the the players have a nickname Miguel Cabrera-Miggy, Cabby, Justin Verlander-JV, Victor Martinez- V-Mart, Jose Valverde-Papa Grande, etc. With the all-star season Alex Avila is having, I think it's time he gets a nickname as well.

Any suggestions?



June 26th, 2011 at 4:56 PM ^

It really does.

Most people on this board don't know who Alex Avila is and wouldn't know they are going to be clicking on a Tigers-centric thread without "OT". It is very important for some people to never click on anything other than UM-centric threads and when they get railroaded like this, man, their whole day is gone.



June 26th, 2011 at 3:41 PM ^

Most of those don't even count as nicknames, they're just lazy constructs.  V-Mart, really?  Alex Rodriguez will be calling to get his nickname back just as soon as he's done calling the 5,000 other athletes that people have attached it to.  The only other time it was clever was with Kenyon Martin.

Also, it's a pretty solid rule that just about everything suggested in a "hey let's nickname this guy" thread is either stupid or astoundingly stupid and never catches on.  AAB's idea being an exception.


June 26th, 2011 at 3:47 PM ^

These "nicknames" are pretty lame as it is.  The only even slightly creative one is Papa Grande, and that's just "Big Daddy" in Spanish. 



Charlie Chunk

June 26th, 2011 at 3:49 PM ^

Who expected this kind of start outa' this guy?  I thought he was pretty good last year, but the batting average and clutch hitting caught me by surprise!  How cool!


June 26th, 2011 at 3:50 PM ^

He is a dead ringer for Jack Parkman.  My brother and I have been calling him Parkman since opening day.

"Jack Parkman: I'm the only winner on this team. The rest of 'em, they're losers. Either by choice, or by birth. "





June 26th, 2011 at 4:59 PM ^

'your biggest gun just got traded to Chicago. Matter of fact, your only gun. Au revoir.'


'What do you call that garbage?'

'I call it the eliminator.  I've got another pitch. you hit it, i'll let you name it'

/crushes homerun

'I'll call it the masturbator'



June 26th, 2011 at 4:10 PM ^

Miggy, or Cabby puts the Tigers up in the bottom of the 8th with a 2 run single with 2 out: 3-2. Awesome.


Edit: Now V-Mart with a single: 4-2.

Edit: Now Jhonny Power with a single: 5-2.  All with two outs.  Team has heart.


June 26th, 2011 at 6:36 PM ^

Firstly, I love The Big Tilde for Magglio as a nickname, and I think that Agent P is absolutely brilliant for Ryan Perry (because he may or may not be a platypus.)

As for Avila, well, since he went to Alabama, what about the Alabama Slammer?  Failing that, Lt. Commander Hunter, the character Denzel Washington played in Crimson Tide.


June 27th, 2011 at 1:57 AM ^

The best Tiger nickname IMO is Maggs nickname of Singlio cuz hes always getting singles. Im a huge Maggs fan but it cracks me up.

I refuse to call Victor Martinez as V Mart...thats just lame to me. Sometimes I call Cabrera Miggy but I usually just call him Cabrera.

Singlio is by far the funniest. Papa Grande is a pretty cool nickname though.