Still on the line

The old Wichita Aeros never made much headway in the American Association, and when they moved to Buffalo in the middle 1980s to become the Bison, a name which seems at least slightly redundant, scarcely anyone mourned. A new Texas League club, the Pilots, later the Wranglers, was assembled, but they’re moving to Springdale, Arkansas for next season.

There’s a contest to pick the name for the new new team — you can participate here if you’re so inclined — but Wichita Eagle sportswriter Bob Lutz has a better idea.

Were it up to me, and be glad it isn’t, I’d christen them the Wichita Linemen.





4 comments

  1. rita »

    7 September 2007 · 5:40 am

    And the Wranglers became the Arkansas Naturals, which has to be one of the dumber names for a baseball I’ve ever heard.

  2. unimpressed »

    9 September 2007 · 11:45 pm

    Had they become the Au Naturals, things could have become a bit raw…

  3. unimpressed »

    9 September 2007 · 11:47 pm

    Crap. I dunno the proper tags on this thing. Charles: edit please?

  4. unimpressed »

    10 September 2007 · 3:07 pm

    I forgot to mention that the Au Naturals would be something of a sensation. (Madelyn Kahn’s line in _History of the World Part II_ comes to mind: “I love quick-time harch.”)

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