5. Chris Sale – “The Conductor”
At first glance, I wasn’t buying this nickname at all because I’ve never heard anyone call Chris Sale “The Conductor” before. Then, I saw that Pedroia said that Sale is “The Conductor” because a conductor punches tickets, and Sale punches out just about every opposing hitter, so now I’m all in on “The Conductor”.
The way Chris Sale has been pitching all season, he needed something better than “Stickman” on the back of his jersey. As “The Conductor”, Sale is at the head of this Red Sox train, and he is bringing them straight to the top.
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4. Brian Johnson – “BJ”
Need I say more?
3. Brock Holt – “Brockstar”
This is an old one but an oh so good one. Brock Holt is a utility player who can play just about every single position including great teammate. He is the glue that keeps this team together. His positive energy in the clubhouse keeps everyone loose, which is why everyone loves the “Brockstar”. Hopefully, he can keep on rocking all the way through October.
2. Rafael Devers – “Carita”
In Spanish, “Carita” means babyface. Devers actually got this nickname as a kid because of how he was always happy and smiling. This still rings true for Devers on this current Red Sox team, as he is still a bright-eyed, happy 21-year old kid, and he still has that “Carita” about him.
It makes me wonder if Devers will ever be looked at as anything other than a little kid enjoying the game of baseball. I sure hope not because there really isn’t anything more pure and genuine than his emotion.