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The Mexicutioner

February 23, 2011

Joakim Soria is the closer on the Kansas City Royals.  His nickname? 

“The Mexicutioner”

Pretty damn good nickname if you ask me.  But he wants people to stop using it.  He’s fine with it from a baseball point-of-view:

In a baseball way, it’s not that bad. Really, it’s a great thing.

So why does he want a new nom-de-guerre? Because it sets a bad example for the Mexican youths:

“It is sad when you see your country like that,” Soria said, “and that nickname is a negative to the kids in Mexico. There’s too much violence. It’s really bad.

“I know I can’t really do anything about it, but the mind-set needs to change. People follow me in Mexico.”

I’m not going to argue with Soria. Even though it’s a fantastic nickname he won’t use it anymore, because he’s thinking of the children.

But if he’s not using it, I may adopt it my own self. Fat Al — The Mexicutioner. I like it. And I’m pretty sure the youth of Mexico will never know.

But someone also needs to tell Joey Beltran.

And Manny Pacquiao is also known as The Mexicutioner. What, he’s Filipino, you say? Well, how’s this for a fucked-up reason for a nickname: Pacquiao is The Mexicutioner because he’s beaten the shit out of every Mexican he’s faced.

On second thought, maybe I’ll leave the nickname to him.

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