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Chicken Dinner
02-28-2006, 05:21 PM
With the rest of the team having a bunch of nicknames (Paulie, Pods, AJ, JD, Burls, BA, etc), Pittsburgh Rob needs a quick name that you can say quickly. He's supposed to play tomorrow in center so something needs to happen quickly. Any suggestions??

HotelWhiteSox
02-28-2006, 05:24 PM
B Mac

IlliniSox4Life
02-28-2006, 05:25 PM
How is AJ a nickname? And I was unaware Burls was Buehrle's nickname....it just sounds stupid. And BA is horrible too.

Why don't we just start calling him Mackowiak.

Hangar18
02-28-2006, 05:26 PM
B Mac

ahahahahahhahahahahahaha
I'll wait for Carol Slezaks piece on this ...............

Sxy Mofo
02-28-2006, 05:26 PM
Is mack not obvious enough?

samram
02-28-2006, 05:27 PM
I'm calling him Rob Mackowiak.

Hangar18
02-28-2006, 05:28 PM
How is AJ a nickname? And I was unaware Burls was Buehrle's nickname....it just sounds stupid. And BA is horrible too.

Why don't we just start calling him Mackowiak.

BA? who is that? if thats Andersons nickname, how about Barakas instead?
As for Mackowiak, he as to EARN HIS NICKNAME, just like everyone else
on this team.

SOXintheBURGH
02-28-2006, 05:34 PM
Just remember to pronounce his name correctly:

Muh-ko-vee-ak.

Gosox1917
02-28-2006, 05:35 PM
I'll probably wait til Hawk comes up with one for him.

MarySwiss
02-28-2006, 05:35 PM
I think I'll go with "Rob." Simple, but it says it! :D:

Chip Z'nuff
02-28-2006, 05:36 PM
Rob "the Mackerel" Mackowiak

HomeFish
02-28-2006, 05:38 PM
I've called him "Daddy Mack" ever since his night where he hit 2 game-winning homeruns and his son was born.

Ol' No. 2
02-28-2006, 05:40 PM
Actually, with Frank Thomas' departure, there's no one left with a real nickname. Paulie, Pods, etc. don't count. I'm talking about nicknames like Big Hurt or El Caballo.

SOXintheBURGH
02-28-2006, 05:43 PM
I've called him "Daddy Mack" ever since his night where he hit 2 game-winning homeruns and his son was born.

I was there for that, it was magical (the second one actually tied the game in the 9th, and the Bucs went on to win).

TheDarkGundam
02-28-2006, 05:44 PM
Actually, with Frank Thomas' departure, there's no one left with a real nickname. Paulie, Pods, etc. don't count. I'm talking about nicknames like Big Hurt or El Caballo.
What about Scott "The Mayor" Podsednik?
There was a story behind this one, I think Podsednik means "mayor" in russian or something.
I remember Hawk saying something like "A mayor runs a city, and Scotty runs the bases." :rolleyes:

Chip Z'nuff
02-28-2006, 05:46 PM
Bulldog (as In the Mack Truck Logo)

CHIsoxNation
02-28-2006, 05:48 PM
What about Scott "The Mayor" Podsednik?
There was a story behind this one, I think Podsednik means "mayor" in russian or something.
I remember Hawk saying something like "A mayor runs a city, and Scotty runs the bases." :rolleyes:

I'm sure Hawk will think of something, he always does.

Scottiehaswheels
02-28-2006, 05:56 PM
Why not just call him what Ozzie calls him? That kid from Pittsburgh.... works for me

The Kid
Frustrated with trying to say Rob Mackowiak's name, Guillen has taken to calling him "that guy, the kid from Pittsburgh."

per Reifert's blog entry 2/25/06 on sox.com

SOXintheBURGH
02-28-2006, 05:57 PM
Why not just call him what Ozzie calls him? That kid from Pittsburgh.... works for me

That's my gimmick. :tongue:

Scottiehaswheels
02-28-2006, 05:59 PM
That's my gimmick. :tongue: LOL thought you'd like that

areilly
02-28-2006, 06:08 PM
With the rest of the team having a bunch of nicknames (Paulie, Pods, AJ, JD, Burls, BA, etc), Pittsburgh Rob needs a quick name that you can say quickly. He's supposed to play tomorrow in center so something needs to happen quickly. Any suggestions??

It's not very a short name at all, but I think "Pittsburgh Rob" sounds kind of cool.

Scottiehaswheels
02-28-2006, 06:10 PM
It's not very a short name at all, but I think "Pittsburgh Rob" sounds kind of cool. nah if we're gonna do that... "Southside Rob" because he was born and raised here

areilly
02-28-2006, 06:13 PM
nah if we're gonna do that... "Southside Rob" because he was born and raised here

Robbie Southside?


(Side note: "Stevie Southside" was my friend's roommate's name for Esteban Loaiza...I always liked Loaiza, hence the sig.)

Scottiehaswheels
02-28-2006, 06:25 PM
Robbie Southside?

Just as long as it isn't shortened to Southie cuz thats Carminian(Bostonian)....

LongLiveFisk
02-28-2006, 06:27 PM
I think I'll just call him "Mack" or "Macko". :D:

rocky biddle
02-28-2006, 06:31 PM
R Mac

or

Toenails on a chalkboard

SOXintheBURGH
02-28-2006, 06:44 PM
I actually just always called him Robert come to think of it. I do that often with players I like, "Clifford" for Politte.

Scottiehaswheels
02-28-2006, 06:46 PM
I actually just always called him Robert come to think of it. I do that often with players I like, "Clifford" for Politte. Oh thats just "begging" for a Clifford the big red dog pic.... LOL superimpose Cliff's face between the big floppy ears...

Jerko
02-28-2006, 06:47 PM
I'll probably call him Mack. Robert just makes me think of:

http://www.everybodylovesray.com/assets/gallery/gallery/photo08.jpg

SoxFan76
02-28-2006, 06:48 PM
Let's go with Mackowiak until further notice. Nicknames just sort of happen.

jackbrohamer
02-28-2006, 06:57 PM
Let's go with Mackowiak until further notice. Nicknames just sort of happen.

Yah, if it's forced it just sounds stupid and then the guy can get stuck with it. Think Marc "the Booter" Hill

santo=dorf
02-28-2006, 07:02 PM
His nickname in Pittsburgh was "Mack-o-whack."

SOXintheBURGH
02-28-2006, 07:03 PM
His nickname in Pittsburgh was "Mack-o-whack."

Wasn't very wide spread though.

oeo
02-28-2006, 07:03 PM
Just go with Macko...not much of a nickname per say, but it's simple and a lot easier to say than Mackowiak.

SOXintheBURGH
02-28-2006, 07:06 PM
Just go with Macko...not much of a nickname per say, but it's simple and a lot easier to say than Mackowiak.

Just be thankful the Sox don't have John Van Benschoten from the Bucs.

santo=dorf
02-28-2006, 07:13 PM
Wasn't very wide spread though.
Well it's kinda hard with 75 fans.

Sox army can get it going. :cool:

SOXintheBURGH
02-28-2006, 07:22 PM
Well it's kinda hard with 75 fans.

Sox army can get it going. :cool:

Just meant that "the kids" weren't using it around town as often as I'd wished. I'm actually looking forward to going to many games at PNC this season.. specifically every Duke and Maholm (Muh-hall-um) start possible.

gosox3072
02-28-2006, 07:49 PM
If he hits a few homers, and does a mcdonalds commercial we could call him Mcwhack!

jenmcm76
02-28-2006, 08:10 PM
"The Knife".... as in "Mack the Knife"
C'mon, you know Nancy will be playing it when he comes to the plate anyway...

CLR01
02-28-2006, 11:50 PM
Why does he need a nickname? What are we Cub fans or pathetic Bears fans now.....never mind name away. Dont forget the "y" or "ie" at the end and remember Sexy Rexy is already taken.


maybe biggie(y) Mack or Big Macky(ie) if you want throw Super-size in front of Big, then it can be one of those ironic names.



:rolleyes:

KRS1
03-01-2006, 12:03 AM
I'm probably in the majority, but I personally love his name and would never abreviate it. It just sounds so retro and old school baseball to me. He has had my favorite baseball name for a couple years now, right behind Buehrle actually in all of baseball. Again it's most likely people here think it's too long or spelled too weird, but I think it's a damn cool name that flows of the tongue smoothly.

IlliniSox4Life
03-01-2006, 12:13 AM
Why does he need a nickname? What are we Cub fans or pathetic Bears fans now.....never mind name away. Dont forget the "y" or "ie" at the end and remember Sexy Rexy is already taken.


maybe biggie(y) Mack or Big Macky(ie) if you want throw Super-size in front of Big, then it can be one of those ironic names.


:rolleyes:
You shouldn't give Rextacy such a foolish nickname.

CLR01
03-01-2006, 12:15 AM
You shouldn't give Rextacy such a foolish nickname.


:roflmao:

KRS1
03-01-2006, 12:31 AM
I'm probably *not quite* in the majority, but I personally love his name and would never abreviate it. It just sounds so retro and old school baseball to me. He has had my favorite baseball name for a couple years now, right behind Buehrle actually in all of baseball. Again it's most likely people here think it's too long or spelled too weird, but I think it's a damn cool name that flows of the tongue smoothly.

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kingpin_rcs
03-01-2006, 02:05 AM
How about...
http://www.noyolks.com/images/WackyMacProdHalfPage.jpg
:tongue:

The Critic
03-01-2006, 07:57 AM
I've called him "Daddy Mack" ever since his night where he hit 2 game-winning homeruns and his son was born.
I've been reversing that and calling him the "Mack Daddy".
Either that or "good ol' #10".
Of course, "good ol' #10" is what I called Shingo, too......:(:
( I still miss Shingo, is that crazy?? )

StepsInSC
03-01-2006, 08:11 AM
How about the Tallywhacker?

SOXSINCE'70
03-01-2006, 08:37 AM
With the rest of the team having a bunch of nicknames (Paulie, Pods, AJ, JD, Burls, BA, etc)

Good idea,Chicken Dinner,but AJ is not a nickname.
It is easier to use AJ as opposed to announcing that Anthony
John Pierzynski is at the plate.:D: :D:

SOXSINCE'70
03-01-2006, 08:41 AM
"The Knife".... as in "Mack the Knife"
C'mon, you know Nancy will be playing it when he comes to the plate anyway...

Only during day games,sadly.:(:

oeo
03-01-2006, 08:58 AM
Why does he need a nickname? What are we Cub fans or pathetic Bears fans now.....never mind name away. Dont forget the "y" or "ie" at the end and remember Sexy Rexy is already taken.

Since Bears and Cubs fans are the only ones to use nicknames...:rolleyes:

You're telling me you've never called Frank Thomas the Big Hurt, or even Big Frank? You've never called the Dolphins the "Phins", or more recently known as the Wanni's. :tongue:

Why does everything have to be brought back to the Cubs?

BTW...Sexy Rexy? Did you make that up? Rex is a nickname in itself, he doesn't even need a nickname.

Baby Fisk
03-01-2006, 09:31 AM
I think I'll just call him "Mack" or "Macko". :D:
Macko. :thumbsup:

EastCoastSoxFan
03-01-2006, 09:40 AM
What about Scott "The Mayor" Podsednik?
There was a story behind this one, I think Podsednik means "mayor" in russian or something.
I remember Hawk saying something like "A mayor runs a city, and Scotty runs the bases." :rolleyes:
There was a thread about this last year, and I believe it was determined that "podsednik" is a Czech word that could loosely be translated "sharecropper"...

Baby Fisk
03-01-2006, 09:45 AM
There was a thread about this last year, and I believe it was determined that "podsednik" is a Czech word that could loosely be translated "sharecropper"...It's definitely not "mayor", more like "vassal", one with a lower standing in society.

CaptainBallz
03-01-2006, 12:15 PM
Isn't it the point of nicknames that they're supposed to be earned or developed based on some kind of action or personality trait. "Crash" and "Big Hurt" come to mind as examples. You can't "try" to nickname somebody or else you come up with something horrible...like 99% of the suggestions in this thread.
I'm just sayin....

VenturaSoxFan23
03-01-2006, 12:26 PM
"LC" Mack, 'cause he went to Lake Central. That's my call and I'm sticking to it...until I forget once.

Jurr
03-01-2006, 12:50 PM
Wasn't very wide spread though.
that's what lanny and bob walk called him. Those are the bucs' announcers.

ewokpelts
03-01-2006, 12:51 PM
how about rob?

Gene

WSox8404
03-01-2006, 12:55 PM
how about rob?

Gene

Makes sense!

heeman31
03-01-2006, 01:02 PM
How is AJ a nickname?

****Stupid post****

Minnie Me
03-01-2006, 01:30 PM
I plan to call him the "Polish Sausage"

SOXintheBURGH
03-01-2006, 01:34 PM
that's what lanny and bob walk called him. Those are the bucs' announcers.

I know this, but it wasn't wide spread among "the kids" and in "the streets" in the same way that Hawk's nicknames were/are among Sox fans.

KRS1
03-01-2006, 01:42 PM
****Stupid post****

How the heck has this post stayed here a half an hour? I smell a twang.....THUMP.......

Chisox003
03-01-2006, 01:44 PM
How the heck has this post stayed here a half an hour? I smell a twang.....THUMP.......
"I've seen enough of this garbage.

Closed."

Probably the best calling card around these parts.

heeman31
03-01-2006, 02:20 PM
at least we all have a good sense of humor. yikes.

oeo
03-01-2006, 02:28 PM
at least we all have a good sense of humor. yikes.

"Gay-J" might be pretty funny...if you're 10.

VivaOzzie
03-01-2006, 02:30 PM
BTW...Sexy Rexy? Did you make that up? Rex is a nickname in itself, he doesn't even need a nickname.

I think its from Empire Records. Thats what I call him too, most people usually get a laugh out of it...

SOXintheBURGH
03-01-2006, 02:40 PM
I think its from Empire Records. Thats what I call him too, most people usually get a laugh out of it...

Due to his being Jewish, I call him Rex "the Chosen" Grossman.

Panpan21
03-01-2006, 02:54 PM
I agree that you get your nickname as you play and earn one, but for the sake of the thread, and throwing out the proper pronunciation, I'd go with Mack-attack.

Then when he hits a home run, you can yell to the opposing pitcher, "You just had a Mack-attack!!!"

...or not....what-ever, I can do what I waaant!!!

CLR01
03-01-2006, 04:17 PM
Since Bears and Cubs fans are the only ones to use nicknames...:rolleyes:

You're telling me you've never called Frank Thomas the Big Hurt, or even Big Frank? You've never called the Dolphins the "Phins", or more recently known as the Wanni's. :tongue:

Why does everything have to be brought back to the Cubs?

BTW...Sexy Rexy? Did you make that up? Rex is a nickname in itself, he doesn't even need a nickname.


No but they are usually the best at coming up with stupid nicknames.

I am just sick of the whole nickname thing. Frank was grandfather in so that doesn't count.

Unfortunately I didn't make up the Rex one. I have heard it a number of times.

thepaulbowski
03-01-2006, 05:18 PM
No but they are usually the best at coming up with stupid nicknames.

I am just sick of the whole nickname thing. Frank was grandfather in so that doesn't count.

Unfortunately I didn't make up the Rex one. I have heard it a number of times.

Awww come on, didn't you looovvvee to hear Chimp say "It's Augie Time." I know I did.