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Paying homage to best nicknames in circulation among active players

Updated: April 26, 2012, 2:11 PM ET
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

Albert Pujols' first spring training as an Angel got off to an inauspicious start with news that the team was running billboard ads in Southern California heralding the arrival of "El Hombre." Throughout his tenure in St. Louis, Pujols made his distaste for the nickname clear because he thought it was disrespectful to Cardinals icon Stan "The Man" Musial.

In hindsight, Pujols should have been more perturbed for aesthetic reasons: It's just not a very good nickname.

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