Beginning on Friday and lasting through Sunday, Major League Baseball will celebrate this year's edition of Players' Weekend -- or, the three days when players are allowed to showcase their personalities by wearing almost anything they want, including nicknames on their jerseys.

The event started in 2017 as a joint venture between MLB and the union as a way for players to express themselves in ways they usually cannot. Remember, MLB has been -- at times, anyway -- too stuffy about uniform rules. The Players' Weekend setup allows players to wear those cool cleats, or that nifty arm sleeve, without worrying about being fined for it later.

In other words, it is a way for MLB to stop complaining about how there product is not relatable to young fans while also giving an apology for not making their professional league relatable to young fans.

This year's jerseys will be a monochrome theme- every team will be wearing either white or black.

You can find a complete list of nicknames for Players' Weekend by clicking here.


Here is a list of the Chicago White Sox players' uniforms and some explanation as written by's Sarah Wexler and Scott Merkin

José Abreu, MAL TIEMPO
The White Sox first baseman’s hometown area in Cuba.

Tim Anderson, TA7
Anderson’s initials, jersey number and now brand name.

Aaron Bummer, BUM
“Closer of the future” might have been too long for Bummer’s jersey.

Dylan Cease, CEASE

Alex Colomé, THE HORSE
Anyone who has watched the White Sox closer work over 47 games this season understands the choice.

Ryan Cordell, CORDY

Jimmy Cordero, GERARD
His middle name.

Ross Detwiler, DET

Adam Engel, MAN OF STEAL
"Superman" is one of the favorite comic book characters of his wife. It also plays off Engel’s speed, both in the field and on the bases.


Leury García, LEO

Lucas Giolito, BIG FOOT
It’s a nickname given to the All-Star by Anderson last season, based on Giolito’s clubhouse clumsiness.

Ryan Goins, GO GO

Jon Jay, 305 J
The veteran outfielder representing his Miami hometown via its area code.

Eloy Jiménez, THE BIG BABY
The rookie going with his well-known nickname.

Michael Kopech, KOPEY
Kopech won’t be part of Players' Weekend, as he continues rehab work following Tommy John surgery last September.

Reynaldo López, REY

Quite possibly one of the best choices of the special weekend. Think Jason Segel, Kristen Bell, Mila Kunis, Paul Rudd and Bill Hader -- the "Forgetting Sarah Marshall" cast.

James McCann, McCANNON
There have been a few cannon shots recently off the bat of McCann, who hit two grand slams over a three-game period.

Yoán Moncada, YOYO
The nickname preferred by the White Sox third baseman, who almost certainly will be back from his injury rehab with Triple-A Charlotte.

Nova has been a star of late like his Players' Weekend name choice, allowing two earned runs in his last 37 innings.

Josh Osich, O

Carlos Rodón, LOS
Although he’s also working his way back from Tommy John surgery, Rodon has been around the team quite frequently.

Yolmer Sánchez, NOAH ALAN
Chosen in honor of his two sons.

Héctor Santiago, SANTI

Matt Skole, BABA
Short for “Baba Ganoush,” a nickname for Vince Vaughn’s character in the movie “Wedding Crashers.” Skole says his friends call him that because, like Vaughn, he is tall and gangly.

Read more about "Players' Weekend 2019" jerseys here.


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