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July 23, 2004
BASEBALL: D.C. Bound?

Outside the Beltway has the latest on the Expos and their possible relocation to the Washington D.C./Northern Virginia area. (Via David Pinto).

One question: what would be a good name for the team if they do move to this area? Washington residents appear split over whether the team should be re-named the Senators, in light of the unsuccessful track record of that as a franchise name and the political controversy over D.C.ís lack of senatorial representation. Perhaps they could be the Washington Nationals, which would honor the cityís baseball tradition, skirt the political issue and be all the more appropriate given that they, unlike the earlier Senators, would be a National League team.

Posted by The Mad Hibernian at 07:31 AM | Baseball 2004 | Comments (6) | TrackBack (0)
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I think "Bullets" is available. :-)

Posted by: David Pinto at July 23, 2004 09:36 AM

There's a petition going around to name them the Washington Grays, after the old Negro League club. Sounds fine to me.

Posted by: Richard at July 23, 2004 01:01 PM

How about the Washington Generals, in honor of the hapless basketball team that's something like 1-12,947-0 against the Harlem Globetrotters? (I guess that could be sort of a tribute to the old Senators at the same time.)

Posted by: Quaker in a Basement at July 25, 2004 08:34 PM

Gee, I don't understand the indecision...just name 'em the "Reagans" and be done with it.

Posted by: Mr Furious at July 26, 2004 09:12 AM

Just Call The team Washington Senators
what the hek is rong with that
the pfrase Washington Grays sounds Stupid

Posted by: John at August 5, 2004 08:28 AM

Call the team the Nationals. I believe that was the original name of the team in the early 20th century (remember when the Post Sports section used to refer to the team as the "Nats"?) The Senators was a nick name that stuck after a while.

Posted by: Tom at August 8, 2004 11:17 AM
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