9 hours ago
Wednesday, December 13, 2006
The Sranton/Wilkes-Barre Red Barons are no more
Now it's the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees. Such an original name came about after months of exhaustive marketing and historical research. I'm told that the naming committee even undertook a pilgrimage to Babe Ruth's gravesite to consult a nearby oracle that read the entrails of a slaughtered goat to divine the the proper nomenclature. Wait a minute, that's the Cubs thing. When I first heard that the New York farm team was coming here I knew that would be the choice. The only delay was putting the new logo on all the overpriced stuff that is sold on the team website and at the stadium. The clowns that run Lackawanna County lost the Phillies franchise and come out of it looking like heros because they landed the Yankee's AAA team. Compared to this the Iron Pigs don't sound so bad. Excuse me while I throw up.