Not to be confused with the Crackers

You (by which I mean I) gotta love this:

Since you asked, the Montgomery Biscuits are in the Northern Division of the Southern League (!); they’re the Double-A farm club of the Tampa Bay Rays. (On that Friday, the Biscuits rode a five-run second inning to a 6-3 victory over Jacksonville.) Wikipedia advises that “during games, biscuits are shot from an air cannon, into the stands.”

The Biscuits won back-to-back Southern League championships in 2006 and 2007, both times defeating the Huntsville Stars, who in 2015 relocated to become the, um, Biloxi Shuckers.





4 comments

  1. McG »

    5 June 2016 · 8:19 am

    I much prefer minor-league teams with idiosyncratic names, rather than being named for the major-league club they’re affiliated with. The fan base for the Gwinnett Braves and Grand Junction Rockies deserve better.

    I give the Iowa Cubs a pass because it seems as if they’ve had the name just about as long as the parent team.

  2. fillyjonk »

    5 June 2016 · 9:40 am

    Agree on the idiosyncratic names. (My parents’ town has The Cornbelters. Which is, I guess, a “Frontier League” team, whatever that means).

    I have friends who followed the West Michigan Whitecaps for years.

    In many ways, a minor-league game is better value and better fun than a majors game, where unless you’re rich as Croesus, you’re likely to be in a seat where you need field glasses to distinguish the players.

  3. CGHill »

    5 June 2016 · 11:13 am

    Yeah, I was not thrilled by Oklahoma City’s Triple-A club assuming the Dodgers name — although their ownership actually interlocks with the Dodgers organization in Los Angeles, so at least it’s somewhat justified.

    And after all, we do get to play the Isotopes.

  4. McG »

    6 June 2016 · 4:25 pm

    I’m bummed that Casper, Wyoming — which renamed their minor-league team the Ghosts (get it?) before losing it to Grand Junction — lost their subsequent team, the Cutthroats (named in honor of the North Platte River and its “Miracle Mile” of sportfishing legend) when the league folded.

    Great Falls, Montana’s team, the Voyagers, is named not for French-Canadian canoemen but for the presumed passengers of a UFO sighted at the ballpark in 1950 by the then-manager of the then-Great Falls Electrics.

    Savannah, Georgia has the Sand Gnats, Chattanooga has the Lookouts, and Asheville, NC has the Tourists. That’s baseball.

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