One of the perks when you buy a full season ticket to the Allen Americans is a party which has been at Top Golf, a long time sponsor of the Allen Americans for several years. Last night was the annual Top Golf event where full season ticket holders could spend time talking to players and in some cases their family, take some pictures, get some autographs, hit some golf balls with their favorite player and enjoy a great buffet meal. After six years the full season ticket holders are like family so they mingle with each other as much as with the players.
Jamie Schaafsma – Shazzy or Shifty
Kevin Young – Younger or KY
Steve Martinson – Marty
Patrick Valcak – Valec
Jesse Messier – Mess
Chris Crane – Craner
Tommy Daniels – Tommy D or Touchdown Tommy or TD
J. P. Anderson – “J”
Brian McMillin – Milly or Mac
Tyler Ludwig – Luds or Ludsy
Greger Hanson – Hanny
Nolan Descoteaux – Deko or Coatsey
Aaron Gens – Gensy
Trevor Ludwig – Luds or Ludsy
Jaime Garcia (Trainer) – Gus
Chad Costello – Costy or Elvis
Justin Baker – Bako or J Bakes
Dyson Stevenson – Stevie or Dice
Tanner Eberle – Ebs or Jordan
Garrett Clarke – Clarkie or Goler
Spencer Asuchak – Ass or Assman or Chuckie
Kyle Follmer – Folms or Uncle Figs
Mike DiPaolo – Dips, Dipper or Dippy
Konrad Abeltshauser – Koni
Vincent Arseneau – Vinny
Joel Rumpel – Rumpz
Riley Gill – Gillsy or Giller
Erik Adams – Rico or Uncle Rico
Seems like there are some nicknames that individual players have for each other such as Kyle Follmer calls Jamie Schaafsma “Shady P” while Jamie calls Kyle “Gramps” and Jamie calls Descoteaux “Ging” short for Ginger. Tyler Ludwig has a special nickname for Trevor but you will have to ask Tyler what it is. Have to admit I only scratched the surface on these as it seems that Captain Jamie Schaafsma has his own nickname for most of the players.
For the wives the printable nicknames (just kidding) were as follows:
Ashley Costello calls Chad by his middle name, “Andrew” but it is usually not good when Chad hears his middle name. Same for Taylor Ludwig when she calls Tyler “John” which is his middle name. Nicole Schaafsma calls Jamie “Jame” but that is more of a name of endearment.
Whenever you have a chance to see players interact with fans it always reinforces what a nice group of guys they are and how well they represent the team and the organization. Always willing to answer questions, sign autographs and take pictures and they are really good with children.