Beckham the New Bieber?

Gordon Beckham gets a new nickname, but will it get him any hits?

By Peggy Kusinski
|  Thursday, May 6, 2010  |  Updated 8:30 PM CDT
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
The Sox seem to win when teen sensation <a title=Justin Bieber's songs are played. It seems someone on the team has decided that Gordon Beckham should change his name." />

The Sox seem to win when teen sensation Justin Bieber's songs are played. It seems someone on the team has decided that Gordon Beckham should change his name.

Photos and Videos
More Photos and Videos

Last year he was teased about his golden locks.

On Thursday, Gordon Beckham was casually tying the laces of his spikes when someone asked him about the new nameplate hanging above his locker.

"Gordon Bieber"

As in YouTube-turned-pop-star-sensation, Justin Bieber.

"I don't care if it gets me some hits and the team gets a win? You can call me that all year, okay!"  Beckham laughed while looking for the culprit.

Beckham is hitting just .206 this season while his White Sox team is just 12-16 this season.

"We kind of joked around in New York and played one of his songs and won, so we played it after the game... I'm not a huge fan, but I can't say I haven't never listened to his songs, they're catchy."

No joke Bieber threw out the first pitch at a White Sox game Tuesday night, then caught a foul ball in his suite during the game!

So Beckham just may keep the Bieber nickname since it apparently comes with a lot of luck. 

Get the latest headlines sent to your inbox!
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Leave Comments
What's New
Get Our Weather App
Stay ahead of the storm with the NBC... Read more
Follow Us
Sign up to receive news and updates that matter to you.
Send Us Your Story Tips
Check Out