Atlanta Braves utility player Brooks Conrad has been given the nickname “Raw Dog” by his teammate Chipper Jones. And, just to clarify, I consider Conrad’s nickname the worst, not Jones’.
Brooks “Raw Dog” Conrad got his nickname for his gritty style of play. He wears no batting gloves to grip his bat and cushion his hands. Spit, dirt, and pine tar are all he needs. He slides hard, runs hard, and plays hard. Therefore: Raw Dog.
Before you pity Brooks Conrad, you should know that Eminem used the term first.
Do you know any worse sports nicknames?
- The Post Game Blog - “Braves Infielder Brooks Conrad Looks Back On The Night His Life Almost Fell Apart”