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Xander and Mookie twins?

At some point in the not-too-distant future, we are likely to see Mookie Betts and Xander Bogaerts on the field together, quite likely side-by-side.

And when we do, it won't be long before some radio or TV announcer points out that they're only 6 days apart in age.

And then maybe, just maybe, somebody will speculate on a "twins" moniker for these two players, harkening back to the time that Fred Lynn and Jim Rice were referred to as "The Gold Dust Twins". Will they simply re-use the Gold Dust Twins again? There is a precedent for re-using that, as it's a nickname that's been used many times in the history of sports for pairs of players that work closely together. Or will they come up with a new nickname? And if so, what will that new nickname be? Or what should it be?

Or is this a stupid idea, and you'd rather I hadn't brought it up, because now that I have, it just might stick, and they haven't even played together yet? Their names are so cool, they don't really need nicknames, after all.

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