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Rockies will wear special nickname jerseys during Players Weekend

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On the weekend of Aug. 25-27, the Rockies will be decked out in colorful jerseys with player nicknames adorned on the back.

The Colorado Rockies, along with the rest of Major League Baseball, will wear special colorful jerseys during Players Weekend on Aug. 25-27.

In those games, you’ll see names such as “Chuck Nazty,” “Nado,” “CarGo,” and the incomparable “Ricky F” (for Tyler Anderson, and I’m not sure why) on the backs of late-’70s/early-’80s inspired jerseys paired with bright purple caps featuring the Rockies’ alternate logo.

Every other MLB team will follow a similar theme.

From MLB.com’s Thomas Harding:

As part of a program that emphasizes players' individualism and style -- one that will benefit the development of youth baseball and softball -- players will be permitted to wear their nicknames on their game jerseys.

The self-expression doesn't end there. Players will be allowed to wear the freshest gear -- as long as it doesn't violate rules designed to prevent safety hazards -- and even will wear a patch that will be a vehicle for thanking those who helped them reach the sport's highest level.

The patch was especially appealing. Blackmon, for example, is honoring his mother and father, while third baseman Nolan Arenado will highlight his family. Shortstop Trevor Story still looks up to his older brother, Tyler, who played at the University of Texas at [Austin].

Later, we’ll rank the nicknames and challenge you, the readers, to come up with better ones.

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