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Yankees Star Gets Nickname From ‘Key & Peele’ Sketch

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Aaron Hicks, center fielder for the New York Yankees, has just received a new nickname from his teammates. This weekend, August 25-27, is the MLB Players Weekend, which celebrates the sport of baseball with all 30 teams in the league.

A fan was scrolling through the roster with nicknames beside their names and saw A-A Ron. The fan’s 13-year-old kid had to explain where they came up with that nickname.

According to the New York Post, the kid told his parent, “It’s from Key & Peele!” His parent then realized he had seen that sketch before, and if you are a fan of the show you have definitely seen the “Substitute Teacher” sketch.

Hicks said about the show,”Yeah, of course. I thought that their skits and that whole show was hilarious. I think that was one of the main reasons I wanted to have that as my nickname,” according to the New York Post.

Hicks also said he likes this nickname a lot better than the one he had in high school, which he unfortunately would not disclose according to the New York Post.