Kansas City Royals: Ranking the Best ‘Players Weekend’ Jersey Nicknames
Best Viral Moment Nickname
Bear — Danny Duffy
According to the Kansas City Star’s Pete Grathoff, Duffy says this nickname actually came from his mother when he was younger.
That may be true, but the name is utter perfection for those who fondly remember Duffy’s interview with FSKC’s Joel Goldberg after the Kansas City Royals clinched the American League Central Division in 2015.
If you didn’t watch the video (and I don’t know why you wouldn’t), Goldberg asks Duffy what he is wearing.
"“A bear suit, wearing a bear suit, Joel,” Duffy responds."
In the lexicon of Kansas City Royals fans, though, the phrase was changed a bit to “It’s a bear suit, Joel.”
The moment, which came during a historic day for the franchise, inspired T-shirts and even a tattoo.
One would assume that the childhood nickname led to Duffy possessing (either as a gift or his own purchase) a bear suit to be worn for such an occasion.
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Even if the two are unrelated, Kansas City Royals fans will assuredly reflect on that spectacular 2015 season when they see Duffy in his new “Bear” suit.