As chronicled on the pages of the Daily News in recent weeks, it appears likely that a minor league baseball team will soon call Bowling Green home.
Minor league baseball teams often have colorful names that add to the allure of baseball in the “boonies:” the Toledo (Ohio) Mud Hens, the Lansing (Mich.) Lugnuts, the Savannah (Ga.) Sand Gnats, Batavia (N.Y.) Muckdogs, etc.
As USA Today put it in a 2005 article:
Unlike major league baseball, the minors cannot sell tickets chiefly using on-field talent; players are too transient. So they sell the sizzle, which includes community spirit …
So … what will it be in Bowling Green? This space is open for suggestions. Those wanting to tip their hat (or more appropriately, cap) to history should note that an amateur baseball squad called the Barons once ran the bases in Bowling Green.
Should the team take a page from WKU and choose a Hilltopper-themed moniker? How about the BG Corvettes? (Yes, there might be a trademark issue there).
Send us your ideas. We’ll keep a tally of your favorites and update you in a future post.
(There’s no reason to believe, by the way, that this informal poll will in any way influence the actual naming of the team.)