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The search for a name for Richmond, Va' s new baseball team is getting ridiculous.

10/15/09 in Minor League Baseball   |   larrystarstruck   |   23 respect

 Since Richmond, Va has lost the Braves after a relationship over 30 years, there has been a process to get a new team in town. Currently, the Defenders of the Eastern League, the AA affiliate of the SF Giants is moving. There has been a move to name the team. The finalists for the name included Flatheads, Hush Puppies, Flying Squirrels, Rhinos and Rock Hoppers. None of those names make sense to me in the least. 

The team is expected to chose Flatheads. However, there are some Native American groups that are fussing over that name since Flathead is the name of an Indian Reservation. While, I think the name is stupid, I don't see the issue there and find it every bit as ridiculous as the issue we went through over the Braves during the 91 World Series. 

This article from the Richmond Times Dispatch is a good example of why I think we are getting to the point where we have way  too much political correctness.   www2.timesdispatch.com/rtd/news/local/article/BASE15_20091014-221605/299430/

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11/7/09   |   redsox1002003   |   881 respect

rhinos or flying squirells isnt bad. i like those two. something unique.