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We Need to Decide on a Nickname for Domonic Brown

May 31, 2013, 12:56 PM EDT

MLB: Philadelphia Phillies at New York Mets

The final numbers are nearly in for Domonic Brown’s month of May, and boy are they sure pretty. He’s gone 31-105 with ten homers and 21 RBI for the month, finishing with a final slash line of .295/.295/.638. If you ignore that the first two numbers in that slash line are the same, meaning that he still hasn’t taken a walk for the whole month (one game away from becoming the first player to ever do so while hitting nine or more home runs in the same month), he’s had an absolutely star-making month, one that has vaunted him back into the hearts of the Philly Phaithful and might even get him mentioned for All-Star consideration if he keeps it up.

So, with all that in mind, I think it’s high time our new best hitter–and Dom certainly is that at this point, currently leading the team in runs, homers, RBIs, slugging and OPS–received a consensus nickname, don’t you? I’ll go over the likeliest candidates, give my opinion, and then you’ll let us know in the comments or wherever which you think we should go with. All goes well, we should have a new sobriquet to yell and/or tweet in celebration at the first of Dom’s several longballs tonight against the Brewers at CBP.

  • DomBro. Not the most creative choice, obviously–just doing the whole name-shortening thing that too often passes for legitimate nicknaming in sports today. But hey, it works, it kinda looks and sounds cool, and it’s like calling Dom our Bro, which he undoubtedly is and will be for some time to come.
  • The Domonator. I like this because not only does it get at the heart of Dom’s prowess over the rest of the MLB this month, but it also gets that second “o” in there, obviously the most singular detail of Brown’s first name, and something like an athlete trademark.
  • UPS. This one dates back a few years, to the old “What can Brown do for you?” UPS ad campaign that was unavoidable around the time of Dom’s major league debut three (geez, is this really his fourth year already??) years ago. Clever, but unlikely to age well, and those commercials never really didn’t suck in the first place.
  • Skinny Howard. Suggested by commenter “Nickname Time” (obviously) in a Dom article of mine from a couple days ago. I kinda like it since Dom’s raw power is clearly suggestive of a young Ryno, though in a sleeker model than Ryan’s more classic slugger heftiness. That said, weight and skin color aside, the physical pcomparisons do kinda end there. and regular Howard isn’t really even regular Howard anymore, so dunno.
  • Brownout. Like the electrical outage, because Dom’s power surge is so disruptive. Plus, “Brown + out” is a pretty good call for a Domonic Brown homer.

Anyway, that’s what I got. Personally, I think I prefer “The Domonator,,” but let us know your choice, or if you have way better ideas of your own.

  1. Hiccup - Jun 1, 2013 at 6:02 PM

    The Save Charlie Club Clubber

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  2. Hiccup - Jun 1, 2013 at 6:04 PM

    Durbin Who?

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  3. Hiccup - Jun 1, 2013 at 6:04 PM

    Cut me off, please; I can’t stop.

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  4. Hiccup - Jun 1, 2013 at 6:05 PM

    The Doc Brown

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  5. Hiccup - Jun 1, 2013 at 6:06 PM

    Zoo with Dom, (ZWD).

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  6. Hiccup - Jun 1, 2013 at 6:07 PM

    The Only Bright Spot.

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  7. Hiccup - Jun 1, 2013 at 6:07 PM

    Mr. October.

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  8. Hiccup - Jun 1, 2013 at 6:08 PM

    Wheels Zzzzs…

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  9. Hiccup - Jun 1, 2013 at 6:08 PM

    Brown Trot.

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  10. Hiccup - Jun 1, 2013 at 6:09 PM

    You= DP
    Me= HR

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  11. Hiccup - Jun 1, 2013 at 6:11 PM

    I’m dun.

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  12. Mike Dusak - Jun 2, 2013 at 11:27 PM

    Easy. DomSquad. The DomSquad.

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  13. Joe W - Jun 3, 2013 at 11:22 AM

    I didnt think this was a question. ive been calling him “downtown Dom Brown” since last year. that is the only way to go.

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  14. Also named Dom - Jun 3, 2013 at 1:23 PM

    Dom The Bomb Brown

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  15. Goldie - Jun 3, 2013 at 1:50 PM

    I like “Sweet D” Brown a lot.

    He’s got a smooth, sweet swing and the name is an homage to [arguably] iconic and hilarious Philly persona Sweet D Reynolds from Always Sunny. Plus it has a kind of 70′s throwback feel to it that seems to be catching on in the city these days (76ers, peanut chew, spectrum bar, etc.)

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  16. LCC - Jun 3, 2013 at 2:06 PM

    The Dominator.

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  17. Debo - Jun 3, 2013 at 6:23 PM

    How bout “Trade Bait” or “DH” For his prowess in the outfield.

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  18. Dragonphan - Jun 4, 2013 at 12:40 PM

    Agree with Joe W. I’ve also been calling him “Downtown Domonic Brown”. It just flows. It works. Everyone should stop all of the “pick a nickname” nonsense. It’s DOWNTOWN DOMINIC BROWN. We’re done here.

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  19. Fisher - Jun 4, 2013 at 1:22 PM

    “The Natural” He wears 9….that is a gorgeous swing….

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  20. Rileysrecordranch - Jun 4, 2013 at 3:23 PM

    Center City Slim

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  21. Rileysrecordranch - Jun 4, 2013 at 3:25 PM

    Phillies already had Downtown Ollie Brown about 100 years ago. But he only hit about 2 home runs.

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  22. Pete - Jun 4, 2013 at 6:25 PM

    Nicky-B

    Demonic

    Flip-City

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  23. Bastardo's Giant Quads - Jun 5, 2013 at 4:37 PM

    I’ve been going with “Bomb Brown”. But I like “Sweet D” too, whoever said that.

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  24. jcagney23 - Jun 5, 2013 at 10:07 PM

    The Legion of Dom. That may work better if Amaro can trade for another guy named Dominic or two. Unfortunately, I can’t think of any others in MLB.

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  25. Joe Passalacqua - Jun 15, 2013 at 9:32 PM

    Dom p pasiono brown he plays in
    south philly

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