Dustin Pedroia asks fans to nickname Mike Napoli - and strikes gold with ’80s pro wrestler
Summary of 2 articles · Updated May 3, 2013
After Mike Napoli's baseball-crushing Wednesday for the Boston Red Sox, teammate Dustin Pedroia thought it was time for Napoli to get a nickname. Pedroia got a number of nickname suggestions: Nap Daddy, The Repo Man, The Big Meatball. But the one that Pedroia and later Napoli liked? Hacksaw Mike Napoli, as suggested by William St. Jean on Twitter. "Yeah, it was basically down to here or Boston," Napoli said. However, Napoli said it will be business as usual once the game starts during the three-game series this weekend. Napoli hit two loooooong home runs measured at 467 feet and 472, both top five this season, according to ESPN Home Run Tracker. He has thrived under those conditions and was hitting .283 with six home runs and an American League-leading 31 RBIs going into Friday's game.