Nicknames play an important role in baseball's rich and storied history: Charlie Hustle. Stan the Man. Big Train. The Rocket. Mr. October. Tinker Bell. Tinker Bell?
And so, Drew Storen has a new nickname, courtesy of Davey Johnson: Tinker Bell.
...Johnson coined a nickname for Storen based his proclivity for toying with his delivery.
"I’m going to start calling him Tinkerbell," Johnson said. "He comes in with all kinds of different little moves. Once the game started, he looked good."
(via Nationals Journal, 3/4/2012)
There's Drew Storen above, waiting for the 8th inning to end in the bullpen on Sunday. He can't be happy about this development.
(Screencap of TV/MASN.)