St. Louis Cardinals: This nickname could blow up before All-Star Game

The St. Louis Cardinals are pushing hard for Paul Goldschmidt and Nolan Arenado to start at first base and third base, respectively, for the National League in the upcoming MLB All-Star Game at Dodger Stadium.

Just how hard is the team and its fans trying to get the duo to man the corners at Chavez Ravine? The St. Louis Cardinals are even trying to get a nickname for the two players to catch on with fans and the media.

The St. Louis Cardinals are putting together the names of Paul Goldschmidt and Nolan Arenado in hopes of getting the duo votes for the MLB All-Star Game

So what is the nickname? Well, take the last names of Goldschmidt and Arenado and you get … Goldenado.

Goldschmidt and Arenado were both announced as finalists to start at their positions for the National League as the second round of All-Star Game voting begins on Tuesday and goes through Friday. Goldschmidt is being challenged at first base by Pete Alonso of the New York Mets while Arenado is battling Manny Machado of the San Diego Padres.

Arenado has started four consecutive All-Star Games at third base for the National League. Goldschmidt, meanwhile, is a six-time All-Star who has started at first base twice.

This isn’t the first time that Arenado has had his name morphed with a teammate in hopes of some publicity. During his time with the Colorado Rockies, a magazine cover featuring Arenado and outfielder Charlie Blackmon with a subtle nod to the movie “Step Brothers” came complete with the hashtag of #ChuckNado.

Will the nickname catch on with Cardinals Nation and around the world enough to push the duo to the All-Star Game? Will it last after the Midsummer Classic as Arenado and Goldschmidt continue their assault on the National League Central? Most likely, you will be hearing plenty more about the exploits of Goldenado for some time to come.

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