TALK ABOUT AN MLB OFFSEASON NEWS EXPLOSION!!
FORGET MACHADO SIGNING! FORGET HARPER SIGNING!! INJECT A NAME CHANGE (kinda) FOR OUR FRESHLY RE-SIGNED SETUP GUY RIGHT INTO MY VEINS!!!
BREAKING: Zach Britton will now be going by Zack. It's Zack Britton now.
— James Smyth (@JamesSmyth621) February 7, 2019
Okay, maybe this isn’t actually big news, but it is hilarious.
Why would someone do this? That’s like a guy named ‘John’ for absolutely no reason changing the way he’s going to spell it to ‘Jon’… insanity!!
Right now my theory is that Zach Britton learned recently about a famous Zach/Zack that he admired spelled it different than he did, so he changed in his footsteps.
Like, maybe he was a big “Saved by the Bell” guy and recently learned that Zack Morris spelled it with a K., OR maybe he learned that the “Black Power Ranger” was Zack with a K, and who wouldn’t want to be cool like a Power Ranger**??
…ORRRRRRR, he just thought it’d be cooler for the fans to spell his name with “K” signs as he strikes people out…
(yes, I realize Britton isn’t ever getting 8 strikeouts in a game… but you get the idea)
Whatever the reason, this “news” is hilarious.
Less than a week til pitchers and catchers report!! LET’S GOOOOO!!!
UPDATE @ 12:04pm EST:
— Zack Britton (@zbritton) February 7, 2019
Turns out Britton is blaming his birth certificate…? What?!
* = ARE WE BROTHERS?!?!
** = If the Black Power Ranger reason is the truth, I NEED his music as he runs from the bullpen to be the Power Ranger Theme Song… Talk about getting the Bronx fired up!!