Best Movie Reference Nickname
The Don — Drew Butera
A confirmed reason for this choice was not readily available at the time this was written.
Multiple articles mentioned Butera’s choice, but none included a quote from the catcher. Maybe the reporters were too afraid to ask?
It could be based on Butera’s Italian heritage. (He played for Italy in the 2017 World Baseball Classic.) It could be that he loves The Godfather.
It helps Butera’s case that his Italian heritage and the massive popularity of The Godfather sync up to create one of the coolest nameplates.
It also helps that none of the other nicknames that have been reported fall into this category.
Uncontested wins are still wins.
(Note: Drew, if you are reading this, I am in no way implying your family is—or ever was—involved with the mob. Please don’t ice me! I have a family!)