The 2011 baseball season is nearly upon us and, lo and behold, you have no idea who half the guys on the Mariners’ roster are. Lucky for you, we do. We don’t just recognize the new faces, though. We’re here to offer more than that.
Over the years, we’ve gotten to know the team’s broadcasters pretty well. Dave Sims, Rick Rizzs, Ron Fairly (he’ll be back in the booth this year, filling in for the late, great Dave Niehaus). We also have a pretty good idea of how this trio of voices will refer to the new crop of M’s. But you may not. Which is why we’re here to bring you your 2011 Seattle Mariners Nickname Guide. Don’t thank us. It’s all part of the job.
Player: Dan Cortes
Dave Sims’ Nickname: Cortesy
Rick Rizzs’ Nickname: Young Dan Cortes
Ron Fairly’s Nickname: Hernando Cortez