Friday, July 17, 2009

The Value of a Nickname

Good news for Big Papi, A-Rod, the Melk Man, the Freak, and the Big Unit:

"When baseball dubbed shortstop Harold Reese “Pee Wee” and first basemen Fred Merkle “Bonehead,” they probably weren’t trying to lengthen the players’ lives. But according to researchers at Wayne State University, major-league players who have nicknames live 2½ years longer, on average, than those without them."

I have absolutely no idea how this information makes sense, but if was a baseball player, I'd be clamoring for a a completely random and utterly ridiculous nickname.

Who needs vitamins and proteins when you have a nickname!

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