Piece on Big Baby



Ryan W ubiquitous_am_i at yahoo.com
Wed Jan 9 12:01:59 CST 2008


That's incorrect.  He got the nickname as a youngster
playing pee wee football.  Since he was huge even at
that young age, he got moved up to ball with the older
boys and got picked on.  He cried about the treatment
and earned the nickname Big Baby, which has stuck ever
since.

Ryan
--- "Pereira, Jorge M" <jpereira at rwmc.org> wrote:

> This is probably common knowledge though I was
> unaware of it.  A friend
> whose son is a sports reporter in Florida and covers
> the SEC, explained
> to me how Big Baby got his name. At LSU, his alma
> mater, Davis had some
> big shoes to fill, that being Shak's Alma mater too.
>  At first they
> called him Baby Shak, the name later evolving to Big
> Baby.
> 
> Jorge
> 
> -----Original Message-----
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> Behalf Of Eric Albert
> Sent: Wednesday, January 09, 2008 10:40 AM
> To: Celtics at igtc.com
> Subject: Piece on Big Baby
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