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Postby Dawgpound 1613 » Fri Jan 27, 2006 8:45 am

http://rays.tbo.com/rays/MGB2U77YXIE.html

I like Rotoworld's comment - likely because the teams has sucked since it came into existance. :,-(
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Postby raiders_umpire » Fri Jan 27, 2006 9:16 am

Looks like there is a good chance of dropping Devil out of the name and keeping Tampa Bay Rays. At least though it appears, our new owner Sternberg wants to win and have a good image for the team, so that I can not complain about.
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Postby Jenkins » Fri Jan 27, 2006 1:44 pm

I would love a name change. Their logo is pretty horrific. I LOVE the team though.
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Postby hybrid » Sat Jan 28, 2006 12:04 am

Personally, like I said in the Baseball Leftovers thread, dropping the "devil" from the name is silly and lame. If you want people to come field a better team, it's simple.
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Postby Dawgpound 1613 » Sun Jan 29, 2006 5:55 pm

Honestly, for a new image, I'd drop DRays completely and simply come up with something new.

If we have Bucs and formerly Bandits, maybe in the theme of pirates. Let Miami have the fish names. I would've liked Panthers, but anything that has some "oomph" behind it.
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Postby hybrid » Sun Jan 29, 2006 7:19 pm

I don't care to much behind a teams name. If you look a lot of team names these days, a lot IMO aren't that good but they grow on the city. The last two teams to win the W.S. are named after Sox after all.

As for the Panthers, well I think a certain Florida hockey team took that name a few years before the Rays.
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Postby raiders_umpire » Sun Jan 29, 2006 7:26 pm

The only name I really care about is Tampa Bay A.L. East Champs and Tampa Bay World Series Champs. :-D :-D :-D Chew on that sox and yanks and canadians.
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Postby Jenkins » Sun Jan 29, 2006 9:43 pm

raiders_umpire wrote:The only name I really care about is Tampa Bay A.L. East Champs and Tampa Bay World Series Champs. :-D :-D :-D Chew on that sox and yanks and canadians.


One of these days, it will be true. :-?
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Postby Dawgpound 1613 » Mon Jan 30, 2006 8:12 am

hybrid wrote:As for the Panthers, well I think a certain Florida hockey team took that name a few years before the Rays.


Hence the "past" tense in my message - although it wouldn't be the first instance of two teams in different sports having the same nickname (though the first where both in the same state).

Anyway, I guess I'm just not a fan of fishy names. Maybe "Leopards" to signify the team changing its "loser" spots to "winner" ones. :-D

I agree that "AL East Champs" or "WS Champs" would be best, but we'll just have to wait there.
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