So the local-yokel minor league baseball team is building a new stadium, which doesn’t make much sense to me because when I’ve been to lokal-yokel baseball games the old staduim had plenty of empty seats. But, whatever.
The old baseball team name was the Winston-Salem Warthogs. I think they were named warthog about the same time as the North Carolina Zoo acquired a couple of warthogs. The mascot’s name was Wally the Warthog, and he was darned cute. But all good things must come to an end, and so it is with Wally.
The new owner of the baseball team, who is also involved in the development of the new stadium, also owns a company that sells bottled water, Primo. He used to own Blue Rhino, a propane tank exchange / refill thing. He sold that company before he bought the baseball team. There was a contest to decide the new name for the baseball team, and there were several pretty good ideas. Since Wally was headed for extinction anyway, we thought that maybe we’d get the Rhinos and maybe Wally’s suit could be reused; just remove his tusks and add a rhino horn.
But we didn’t get a Rhino.
There were four choices. The losing three were: Racers, Aviators, and Wall-Bangers.
Nascar is big around here, a major employer in the podunk town we live closest too, thus the Racers.
Piedmont Airlines was founded here, thus the Aviators.
Wall-Bangers? Not a clue.
So anyway, the new name was announced yesterday amid much to-do-ing. And here it is:
Yep, our new baseball team is named for the hyphen between Winston and Salem.
Can’t wait to see the mascot. The logo is a mean baseball. Go figure.
We had a few name choices around here that wouldn’t have made it into the naming contest, but we thought were appropriate none the less, given the owner’s new business: The Water Boys or the “Primo” Donnas (Dons?)
Major topic change:
The movers are coming tomorrow afternoon to move the heavy stuff from here to the other house, and we are totally unprepared. Procrastination to the nth degree.
Like I said up there, all good things must come to an end, and it’s time to move.
Is there a moving fairy?? If so, could someone send her our way, please? Like, NOW??