May We Suggest “Early Birds”?

In case you haven’t heard, the Devil Rays will be changing their team name. And not because of their history of suckdom. No, it’s because the word “devil” has a “negative association” with fans. We’d assume this was some kind of April Fool’s gag, but it’s still January, and they are, um, the Devil Rays. At least for the moment.

Feel free to post name alternatives here. (Our friends at Deadspin suggest “Yankees.”)

17 comments… add one

  • Tampa Bay Satanic Ritualists
    Tampa Bay Pirates
    Tampa Bay Youth League
    Thundercats!

    walein January 27, 2006, 3:50 pm
  • Balkaneers

    SF January 27, 2006, 4:11 pm
  • The Little Team That Almost Could?
    I wonder if Stephen King will be upset to find out he can no longer refer to them as The Hapless Devil Rays?

    Eric January 27, 2006, 4:24 pm
  • The Tampa Bay Yankee Schoolers

    Anonymous January 27, 2006, 4:34 pm
  • Tampa Bay Sweat Pants Boners
    Tampa Bay Contractions
    Tampa Bay Ray Lankfords
    Tampa Bay Angels of Anaheim

    Nick January 27, 2006, 5:34 pm
  • Tampa Bay We Love Jesus and Bake Sales and Having Our Votes Illegally Tampered With Every Major Election
    The Tampa Bay God (Our Fans Are Retards)
    Tampa Bay He Hate Me

    Spidey January 27, 2006, 7:53 pm
  • Tampa Bay Heavenly-Challenged Rays

    Nick January 27, 2006, 8:04 pm
  • Well, if Sweet Lou was still there, I’d favor Piniella’s Punks, but alas he isn’t.
    Personally, I can’t believe they caved that kind of Bible-belt political correctness. I always liked the name. Guess that makes evil. /shrug
    What a waste.

    Craig January 28, 2006, 5:22 am
  • Well, if Sweet Lou was still there, I’d favor Piniella’s Punks, but alas he isn’t.
    Personally, I can’t believe they caved to that kind of Bible-belt political correctness. I always liked the name. Guess that makes evil. /shrug
    What a waste.

    Craig January 28, 2006, 5:23 am
  • On a more important note:
    The Red Sox and Indians have come to terms on the Crisp deal, and WFAN is reporting the deal done. Alas, CF and another Bullpen horse come to Boston.
    The reports are that the original trade is the one that got the deal done.
    To Cle:
    Shoppach
    Marte
    Mota
    Cash
    To Boston
    Riske
    Crisp.
    Works for me.

    Brad-SF January 28, 2006, 9:21 am
  • http://www.ftheredsox.blogspot.com
    I think you should add this to your list of blogs on the right!

    Trumoose January 28, 2006, 10:43 am
  • Brad–
    I think Shoppach and Bard were included too, weren’t they?? That’s what MLB.com is saying.

    Laura January 28, 2006, 11:04 am
  • SF- Can we get a discussion thread (complete with witty opening comments) about the Crisp/Marte deal?

    mattymatty January 28, 2006, 12:41 pm
  • http://www.ftheredsox.blogspot.com
    “I hate the Sox more than Hitler”
    That sums it up for you right there.
    Talk about a lame website. No offense to the guy that recommended it, but that website is absolutely childish. The poster must be a seventh greater.
    There is no real baseball analysis, and, unlike this site, the poster is anything but clever. The great thing about coming here is, eventhough people give eachother’s baseball team a hard time, everyone seems to respect eachother. And most of the zingers are actually funny. Adding a site like that would taint this site.

    Zach-YF January 28, 2006, 6:52 pm
  • For some reason I thought there had been a move, perhaps last season, to just the “Rays.” Old habits die hard, I suppose.
    I did watch a game a few years ago where Bobby Murcer sat inside Tampa Bay’s dome welcoming us all to sunny southern California to watch the Yanks play the Jays. Seriously, he did. Maybe he knew something we didn’t know.
    And I agree with Zach-YF – no use for the recommended site. I won’t even list the url again. Don’t want to give it more attention that it’s gotten already. Seriously, sports rivarly is fun. Teasing is humorous. Hating a group of people, insulting them just because of the team they align with is simply pathetic.

    sandy January 28, 2006, 8:47 pm
  • Yeah Laura, as you are aware by now, I just forgot the Bard addition.
    Also, on behalf of the human race, could we never, ever let a selfless promotion of a blog like that one on this site agian. I’ve never been so adamant about anything as I am about never wanting to run into the asshole that hates a sports team more than Hitler. It’s a sports team you jackoff.
    There is a reason that this guy writes a spot everday and there a absolutely no comments on any of them until he gets a little publicity on this site -
    spare the O2 and jump off a bridge you spiteful, racist waste of life.

    Brad January 29, 2006, 6:21 am
  • Ok, I want to contribute to the original topic:
    Tampa Bay Holy Rollers
    Tampa Bay Gamma Rays
    Bad Baseball

    Leah February 10, 2006, 11:17 am

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