Thursday, October 8, 2009

Baseball Switch from Norwich

Once upon a time, not so long ago, The Connecticut Defenders - Norwich's farm team for the San Francisco Giants - dusted off their home plate and moved it to my home town, Richmond, Virginia. My dad called me tonight all pumped up on local-osterone because Darren Rovell, CNBC's Sports Business Reporter has taken on the cause of naming Richmond's new team. Richmonders weren't thrilled with the options presented, so Rovell was casting out for more in hopes of adding a wild card name to the mix. The candidates before Rovell weighed in were as follows:

Richmond Rockhoppers - Referring to the rocky James River (in fairness, there's rocks - I've hopped them)
Richmond Rhinos - For no reason except it alliterates and it could stomp you (and leads a long and happy life? really? aren't they endangered?)
Richmond Flatheads - Apparently, it's a fish
Richmond Flying Squirrels - Virginia has them, they too play night games and there's cuteness a'plenty
Richmond Hambones - Virginia ham...mmm...I can support the ham, but I have reservations about the bones

So after 9,000 votes, the wild card entry from Rovell's readers is...
Richmond Hush Puppies - Allegedly Southern, original, kid-friendly and fried.

What do you think? Cast your vote here. Deadline is October 11th.

(photo from geishaboy500,

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

ur funny! i like the blog.