The best of MLB Players Weekend

It's Players Weekend across MLB, which means colorful flourishes on the uniforms of your favorite team -- whether it's souped-up spikes, custom bats or, most famously, nicknames on the backs of jerseys.

Already, we've seen some lighthearted moments on the diamond.

And some emotional ones.

Here's (a running) look at the best stories we're seeing from around the game.

Keep checking back for more, as we'll be adding to this file all weekend long.

Mike Trout's tribute

Aaron, words can't describe the emotions that I've been feeling the past week and a half. You were more than just my brother-in-law... you were my best friend. You made such an impact on my life since the day I first met you. You were an amazing person inside & out that showed us all how to live life to the fullest. Seeing and hearing about your impact on other people are all things that made me a better person every single day. The things we have done together like hunting trips, family vacations, golfing, fishing, and all the fun times we had together I will cherish forever... you brought so much happiness and joy to my life every time I was with you. You will always be remembered for your crazy dance moves and your big smile and how much you cared for people and our family. You were always the life of the party and you were always making people laugh. You were a great kid and it kills me to know that you are gone... I can't thank you enough for what you have meant to me over these last 11 years. I know you will be watching over me now that you are gone, I promise to take care of your sister and watch over your whole family. Heaven got a great one and I know I will see you again someday... I love you bro!!!!

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'BOAT' sails the Gatorade seas

The nickname game

And the winner is ...

#playersweekend locker tag completes the look #mlb #dbacks

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Gettin' their kicks

And don't call him Shirley

But do call him this

Not the jersey Albert Pujols will wear to Cooperstown, but...