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January 22, 2006
BASEBALL: Clearly, Someone Slept Through Heckling 101

The Devil Rays are thinking of a new name: the Tampa Bay Tarpons. As MB puts it, "Do I have to spell it out for them?"

Posted by Baseball Crank at 12:15 AM | Baseball 2006 | Comments (12) | TrackBack (0)

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Posted by: Phil V. at January 22, 2006 2:07 AM

I guess that "Condors" would be out for a similar reason.

Posted by: David Gerstman at January 22, 2006 8:36 AM
I guess that "Condors" would be out for a similar reason.

I think Southern Cal has an option on Condors -- something about brand synergy.

Posted by: capitano at January 22, 2006 12:28 PM

For those of you who don't get the joke, it would be "tampa bay tampons."

Posted by: steve at January 22, 2006 12:33 PM

Thanks, Steve.

Posted by: seamus at January 22, 2006 12:46 PM

Is Benson of Julio and Maine just swapping kind of crappy pitchers around? Get some bleacher seats at Shea this year and bring your glove 'cause both those guys give up LOTS of dingers.

Posted by: jim at January 22, 2006 1:04 PM

But clearly a name change is all the team needs to win a pennant!

Posted by: Hei Lun Chan at January 22, 2006 4:37 PM

When the first word in the team's name is TAmpa, it would be nearly impossible to NOT say Tampons. Call it the tongue-twister effect...

Posted by: Mr Furious at January 23, 2006 11:18 AM

Then instead of calling them the Rays you could call them the Ra..... No I have to stop.

Posted by: ICallMasICM at January 23, 2006 11:28 AM

The name change should help Kazimir's change-up. He'll really be pulling the string...

Posted by: seamus at January 23, 2006 12:03 PM

to me this just further validates my theory that all company/team logos, names and slogans should be tested with middle school boys. if they can't find something wrong with it, you're good to go!

Posted by: kevin at January 23, 2006 12:13 PM

"Bunch of rag arms in that Tampa bullpen, huh?"

"After getting swept in Boston, Tampa looks to stop the bleeding against the Blue Jays"

Posted by: seamus at January 23, 2006 1:25 PM
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