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