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He did this in the WBC too. His mother's last name was Jeanson so hence the J.

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Russell Martin announced that for the 2009 season, the name printed on his jersey will be changed to "J. Martin" in reference to one of his middle names "Jeanson", in honor of his mother.

This disappoints me because I had been hoping to get an "R.MARTIN" jersey soon, since that's my name too! (Ryan, not Russell)

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He did this in the WBC too. His mother's last name was Jeanson so hence the J.

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Russell Martin announced that for the 2009 season, the name printed on his jersey will be changed to "J. Martin" in reference to one of his middle names "Jeanson", in honor of his mother.

This disappoints me because I had been hoping to get an "R.MARTIN" jersey soon, since that's my name too! (Ryan, not Russell)

Can't you just get a personalized jersey like everyone else? ^_^

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He did this in the WBC too. His mother's last name was Jeanson so hence the J.

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Russell Martin announced that for the 2009 season, the name printed on his jersey will be changed to "J. Martin" in reference to one of his middle names "Jeanson", in honor of his mother.

This disappoints me because I had been hoping to get an "R.MARTIN" jersey soon, since that's my name too! (Ryan, not Russell)

Can't you just get a personalized jersey like everyone else? ^_^

I've always wanted to be awesome like people who put their own name on the back of jerseys :rolleyes:

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Personally, I think this is a terrible idea. More self-aggrandizing crap.

Uniforms are not supposed to be about self-expression, or giving a player's relative a shout-out.

Russell, if you want to honor your mother, start a charity in her name. But leave the uniform alone.

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Personally, I think this is a terrible idea. More self-aggrandizing crap.

Uniforms are not supposed to be about self-expression, or giving a player's relative a shout-out.

Russell, if you want to honor your mother, start a charity in her name. But leave the uniform alone.

Guy's putting his name on his jersey... what's the problem here?

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Personally, I think this is a terrible idea. More self-aggrandizing crap.

Uniforms are not supposed to be about self-expression, or giving a player's relative a shout-out.

Russell, if you want to honor your mother, start a charity in her name. But leave the uniform alone.

Guy's putting his name on his jersey... what's the problem here?

Yeah... I don't see much of an issue. Besides, it's not as bad as "C. Jones".

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Personally, I think this is a terrible idea. More self-aggrandizing crap.

Uniforms are not supposed to be about self-expression, or giving a player's relative a shout-out.

Russell, if you want to honor your mother, start a charity in her name. But leave the uniform alone.

Guy's putting his name on his jersey... what's the problem here?

Yeah... I don't see much of an issue. Besides, it's not as bad as "C. Jones".

Quiet you.

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Personally, I think this is a terrible idea. More self-aggrandizing crap.

Uniforms are not supposed to be about self-expression, or giving a player's relative a shout-out.

Russell, if you want to honor your mother, start a charity in her name. But leave the uniform alone.

Guy's putting his name on his jersey... what's the problem here?

He's using the jersey as a billboard, that's the problem.

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Personally, I think this is a terrible idea. More self-aggrandizing crap.

Uniforms are not supposed to be about self-expression, or giving a player's relative a shout-out.

Russell, if you want to honor your mother, start a charity in her name. But leave the uniform alone.

Guy's putting his name on his jersey... what's the problem here?

He's using the jersey as a billboard, that's the problem.

For his mom?

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Personally, I think this is a terrible idea. More self-aggrandizing crap.

Uniforms are not supposed to be about self-expression, or giving a player's relative a shout-out.

Russell, if you want to honor your mother, start a charity in her name. But leave the uniform alone.

Guy's putting his name on his jersey... what's the problem here?

Yeah... I don't see much of an issue. Besides, it's not as bad as "C. Jones".

It still shocks me that they let him get away with that. It's basically the equivalent of Pete Maravich wearing "PISTOL" on the back of his jersey.

But yeah, as far as the Martin jersey goes, I've got no problem with it if it's still his name.

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Personally, I think this is a terrible idea. More self-aggrandizing crap.

Uniforms are not supposed to be about self-expression, or giving a player's relative a shout-out.

Russell, if you want to honor your mother, start a charity in her name. But leave the uniform alone.

Guy's putting his name on his jersey... what's the problem here?

Yeah... I don't see much of an issue. Besides, it's not as bad as "C. Jones".

It still shocks me that they let him get away with that. It's basically the equivalent of Pete Maravich wearing "PISTOL" on the back of his jersey.

But yeah, as far as the Martin jersey goes, I've got no problem with it if it's still his name.

I don't understand why people would have a problem with "C. Jones". His given name is not Chipper, but that is what he goes by. It isn't a knickname like "the Big Hurt" or "Sultan of Swat." He is not Larry "Chipper" Jones, he is just Chipper Jones. Furthermore, I don't think anyone would think of Chipper if they saw a jersey saying "L. Jones".

Let me ask this: If the Brewers had two players named Hall, would you guys object to Bill Hall putting "B. Hall" on his jersey? His given name is William.

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Personally, I think this is a terrible idea. More self-aggrandizing crap.

Uniforms are not supposed to be about self-expression, or giving a player's relative a shout-out.

Russell, if you want to honor your mother, start a charity in her name. But leave the uniform alone.

Guy's putting his name on his jersey... what's the problem here?

Yeah... I don't see much of an issue. Besides, it's not as bad as "C. Jones".

It still shocks me that they let him get away with that. It's basically the equivalent of Pete Maravich wearing "PISTOL" on the back of his jersey.

But yeah, as far as the Martin jersey goes, I've got no problem with it if it's still his name.

I don't understand why people would have a problem with "C. Jones". His given name is not Chipper, but that is what he goes by. It isn't a knickname like "the Big Hurt" or "Sultan of Swat." He is not Larry "Chipper" Jones, he is just Chipper Jones. Furthermore, I don't think anyone would think of Chipper if they saw a jersey saying "L. Jones".

Let me ask this: If the Brewers had two players named Hall, would you guys object to Bill Hall putting "B. Hall" on his jersey? His given name is William.

Was just going to post the same question.

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Personally, I think this is a terrible idea. More self-aggrandizing crap.

Uniforms are not supposed to be about self-expression, or giving a player's relative a shout-out.

Russell, if you want to honor your mother, start a charity in her name. But leave the uniform alone.

Guy's putting his name on his jersey... what's the problem here?

He's using the jersey as a billboard, that's the problem.

Yes, for *his* name... when has this ever been a problem before?

Russell Nathan Jeanson Coltrane Martin, he's choosing to go by Jeanson Martin on the back of his jersey... again, I fail to see the issue with a baseball player wearing *his* name on the back of *his* jersey.

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I'm a little suprised "Chad Ocho Cico" hasn't been mentioned yet. This topic doesn't remind me of that, but this discussion does.

As for the name thing, I am okay with it. I wouldn't like it if everyone used a different form of their name on their jersey, but the way Martin did this doesn't bother me.

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Let me ask this: If the Brewers had two players named Hall, would you guys object to Bill Hall putting "B. Hall" on his jersey? His given name is William.

Right. But Bill and William are the same things. Bill is his name.

Larry Jone's name isn't Chipper. It's Larry. If he wants me to call him Chipper, he should have his name changed.

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