I love “name the team” contests. This time, the Phillies were involved, as their AAA team is moving from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, Pa. to Allentown, Pa. in 2008. The new team name, when it begins play? The Lehigh Valley IronPigs.
It’s being roundly booed throughout the Phillies phlogosphere, which is not so surprising. The name IS a little stupid. But, and this is coming from someone who proudly owns a Batavia Muckdogs t-shirt, I absolutely cannot wait until I can buy an IronPigs t-shirt. I’m positively giddy at the prospect. I know that marketing to nimrods like me is a primary reason for these “name the team” contests, but I don’t care.
Say it with me: Go IronPigs!
¹ I mentioned Scranton, so what would this post be without a quote from The Office.