Well, sort of.
The end of the Warthogs era is almost over. Though I have no inside information on the team’s new name, I can tell you that a press conference announcing the team’s new identity is scheduled for tomorrow.
A reminder for those playing along at home, the names under consideration included:
• Aviators (Piedmont Airlines founded in W-S),
• Dash/The Dash (as in Winston DASH Salem),
• Racers (who doesn’t love auto racing in The Dash?),
• Rhinos ("A strong, swift ferocious animal with ties to the area," according to a team release)
• Wallbangers (why not?)
Aviators was the winner of a Baseball America unofficial internal vote, which I do think would be the best fit considering the region’s history. Dash is catchy, but even a journalist like myself can’t see naming a team after a punctuation mark. Rhinos could challenge the TinCaps for the worst new name of 2009. As I said before, find me a rhino wandering the streets of Winston-Salem and I’ll change my opinion.
We’ll update with tomorrow’s results.
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