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A call to arms for nicknames

Updated: June 25, 2009, 1:41 PM ET
By Toby Mergler | Special to Page 2

Crazy Legs. The Human Highlight Reel. Sweetness. The Splendid Splinter. Chocolate Thunder. The Golden Bear. Manos de Piedra. The Galloping Ghost. The Say Hey Kid.

A-Rod. KG. D-Wade. T-Mac. Gonzo. Big Tex. J-Kidd. Miggy. TO.

There's really no comparison between these groups of nicknames.

Each name in the first list is a brief poem which immediately evokes emotion. These names are descriptive, entertaining and perfect, and they are quickly becoming an endangered ...

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