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Friday, September 15, 2006
And the Winning Ryan Howard Nickname Is ...
Broad Street Bomber. It handily won all three polls it was in, including the final faceoff with Howitzer, a strong No. 2. Whether either sticks only time, fans, teammates and media members will tell. You'll find all the results in various polls below.
Would also like to single out 10 favorites as far as creativity is concerned. OK, maybe they're not as snappy or nickname-worthy as the winner, but some would make great headlines.
Whambino. The Ryan King. Baby Phat. Howabunga. For Ryan Out Loud. Lethal Weapon 6. Deep 6. Howardzer. Ry Slamma Bama. And Cloutta Here. Several of these were suggested by a Daily News colleague, Drew McQuade. (PS. I still think my Babe Truth would make a good headline, too.)