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Nzoner
05-07-2009, 08:02 AM
Finding a nickname for Zack has gone national (http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/blog/big_league_stew/post/Nickname-Time-What-s-a-clever-moniker-for-Zack-;_ylt=ArsnKv0UrLe1BMHznqP1nysRvLYF?urn=mlb,161618)


Sorry if repost


By 'Duk

Zack Greinke(notes) seems to have it all these days: A league-best 6-0 record, a 0.40 ERA, a 0.84 WHIP, two complete game shutouts and, oh yeah, a piping-hot fiancee who's getting another round of attention with the emergence of her man's newfound domination.

But the one thing he doesn't have, as some have noted, is a baseball nickname worthy of his talents.

Mr. Johnny Rathbun, a loyal Stewie from the mean streets of Lawrence, Kansas, is among those looking to slap a moniker on the Royals ace.

Here's what he wrote to me:

"My buddies and I have already been to a few games at the New K (it's friggin awesome) and we are just as pumped as everyone else around here about how nasty Greinke has been. On the local broadcast of the game they've thrown out a few options for nicknames for Zack like 'Zack Attack' and 'Greink-a-nator' and a few other lame, unoriginal monikers.

"My buddies and I prefer 'Stinky Greinke' (or 'Steinke Greinke' if you prefer the creative spelling) because of how absolutely filthy the guy is. You can smell the STANK of his pitches as batters whiff on that Bugs Bunny curve. WE however don't have an international audience, and YOU do. So if you have a slow day sometime let's try to get the 'Stinky Greinke' train a-rollin."

While I can't endorse Johnny's suggestion in good conscience the "Stinky" nickname is reserved for bums, clowns and cats I can send out an APB for nickname nominations.

Rany of Rany on The Royals fame has repeatedly suggested 'The Baseball Jonah,' a biblical nod to Greinke's meandering path to superstardom. I'm kind of partial to "King K," since it references both his strikeout prowess and the team he plays for. Meanwhile, Jeff Passan contends that Greinke is too good to need a nickname, noting that "Pedro never had one."

So in the tradition of Slam Mag's "What's My Name" feature, let's hear some possible alternate names for Greinke. Winners get a dip in the Kauffman Stadium fountains.

blaise
05-07-2009, 08:25 AM
I don't think he needs one but I heard a decent one for him on the radio the other day (on Chris and Cowboy's show) - Zack the Ripper it was.
All I could think of was: Finster Baby. Because Zack sort of looks like a kid to me, but he's got that killer arm. The Finster Baby was a character on the old Bugs Bunny that was actually a grown-up criminal and carried a gun, but he dressed like a baby in disguise and rode in a little carriage.

Fritz88
05-07-2009, 08:26 AM
I have a good one.

Zack Greinke

Nixhex
05-07-2009, 08:38 AM
He doesn't really need one but if I had to choose I'd go with Zack Nasty.

beavis
05-07-2009, 08:40 AM
Chipotle should give him some kind of endorsement deal with as much free press as he gives them.

Chiefless
05-07-2009, 08:42 AM
I like ZacK...but you have to read it.

"Zack with a capital K" Greinke?

"Capital K" for short???

Deberg_1990
05-07-2009, 08:49 AM
How about: |Zach| ?

Chiefless
05-07-2009, 08:54 AM
or Zach (sic(k))...Kind of a handful to type.

patteeu
05-07-2009, 09:07 AM
I don't think he needs one but I heard a decent one for him on the radio the other day (on Chris and Cowboy's show) - Zack the Ripper it was.
All I could think of was: Finster Baby. Because Zack sort of looks like a kid to me, but he's got that killer arm. The Finster Baby was a character on the old Bugs Bunny that was actually a grown-up criminal and carried a gun, but he dressed like a baby in disguise and rode in a little carriage.

I like Zach the Ripper. That's a good one.

Finster Baby is good, but I think it's too esoteric.

sedated
05-07-2009, 09:09 AM
I like Zach the Ripper, or Zach the Knife.

KChiefs1
05-07-2009, 09:12 AM
Zach Grinky

Dr. Facebook Fever
05-07-2009, 09:15 AM
Zack is his nickname. His real name is Donald.

blaise
05-07-2009, 09:18 AM
Zack is his nickname. His real name is Donald.

I didn't know that until you wrote that.

Dartgod
05-07-2009, 09:18 AM
I don't think he needs a nickname, but if he had one, I like Planet Z.

Nzoner
05-07-2009, 09:18 AM
I saw the sign for greink-a-nator at the game the other night and thought wth why didn't you just go with Zack-a-nator?

Not that I care for either one just seemed like it was easier said plus KC would have The Mexicutioner and the Zackanator.

jidar
05-07-2009, 09:21 AM
ZacK

Nzoner
05-07-2009, 09:24 AM
ZacK

or ZacKKKKKK

Archie F. Swin
05-07-2009, 09:40 AM
The Don

Dartgod
05-07-2009, 09:40 AM
or ZacKKKKKKKKKK
Fixed it

wild1
05-07-2009, 10:26 AM
zacK

Demonpenz
05-07-2009, 10:31 AM
nutzack

tomahawk kid
05-07-2009, 10:57 AM
I like Zach the Ripper, or Zach the Knife.

+1 for Zack the Ripper

Thig Lyfe
05-07-2009, 11:31 AM
Z-Greink

You have to follow the template.

Nixhex
05-07-2009, 11:42 AM
+1 for Zack the Ripper

I like it too. Zack the Knife is also good.

I used to call him Zackloft Greinke.

KCrockaholic
05-07-2009, 11:51 AM
Zack is his nickname. His real name is Donald.

Oh Damn...I would like my name to be Zack also, if my real name was Donald.

JazzzLovr
05-07-2009, 12:22 PM
I didn't know that until you wrote that.

And DJF didn't know that until I told him. :D

Zack is his middle name. He went by his first name as a kid until people started calling him "Donny" and he decided he didn't want to be a Donny.

And to be fair, I didn't know that either until Frank and Ryan were talking about it when Zack was pitching a couple of days ago.

kchero
05-07-2009, 12:50 PM
Zach the Ripper is good ....or I heard someone online mention KZG (like KGB from russian secret service) K=strikeouts, ZG= his name.