Tommy Hunter Has Nicknamed Jim Johnson “The Janitor”

Baltimore fans have had a nickname for Orioles closer Jim Johnson for most of the season. He’s known as “Dirty Jim” throughout the O’s Twitterverse because of how filthy and disgusting his stuff is when he comes in to record the final three outs.

Johnson received a new nickname after earning his first postseason save on Monday night. Teammate and fellow bullpen arm Tommy Hunter nicknamed him “The Janitor.” In Tommy’s words, “They’re never very happy and they always clean up everybody else’s shit.”

Hey, it’s true.

I’m cool with calling JJ “The Janitor”.

And boy was it good to see him rebound after Sunday night’s loss. I sure hope you weren’t worried about the best closer in baseball having an off night.

Zach Wilt is the Founding Editor of and host of the BSR Podcast. He's a loyal Orioles, Ravens and Capitals fan who is obsessed with baseball, loves traveling, In-N-Out Burger and Walt Disney World.


  1. Dude

    October 9, 2012 at 8:55 am

    Best damn game i have ever been too! And to see JJ get a standing O when he came on in the ninth was sooooo kewl. These fans love this team to the max.

  2. 9inchnails

    October 9, 2012 at 2:22 pm

    The best part of the game was seeing all those loud moth YANKMEE fans trying to sneak out with their tails between their legs. Theeee Yankmees lose! The Yankmees lose!

  3. MGW

    October 9, 2012 at 3:21 pm

    I personally looked for the one behind me, but he was out quicker than a fat kid in dodge ball!

  4. 9inchnails

    October 9, 2012 at 7:02 pm

    Hey now…Ravens2488 was that fat kid….

  5. spy

    October 11, 2012 at 9:23 am

    His new nickname is choker Johnson………………………..Adam showed him how to do it…………….