October 07, 2004

Win one for the Gipper: "Let me be the first to suggest that the name of the relocated team should be the Washington Reagans." -- David Broder

posted by rcade to baseball at 10:08 AM - 36 comments

Cute name, "the Reagans". Its was suggested on ESPN Radio (DP show) that the "expos" take on the name of the former Negro League team that used to play in DC. For the life of me, I can't remember what the name was. Maybe somebody can help me out here. Anyway it would be a nice tribute to Negro Leagues. Somthing that is long over due.

posted by daddisamm at 11:54 AM on October 07

daddisamm: I'm guessing it's probably the Washington Black Senators your thinking of. The only other Washington Negro League team was the Washington Potomacs who only played for one season. On Topic: I'd really much rather see a team called the California Reagans. It works on so many levels: wrinkly, completely a memory from the 80's, and annoying as all get out.

posted by Ufez Jones at 12:03 PM on October 07

The name was the Grays. And it wasn't technically DC's negro league team. They were actually from Homestead, PA, and known as The Homestead Grays. However, they played MANY games in DC, and called it their "home away from home." Since so many people who live and work in D.C. are not from here (elected officials, staff, students, etc.) this is appropriate. Coupled with the fact that a overwhelming majority of DC's residents are black, the name is a good suggestion. I also like the idea that gray is considered the place between black and white and therefore conjures up visions of bipartisanship (ha!) as well as racial harmony. I personally like the name Grays for all of the above reasons. But mostly I don't want to see Senators used because DC residnts don'thave their own senators like every other U.S. citizen. However, the way the Republicans are naming anything not nailed down after Ronald Reagan, it may just turn out to be DC's new name.

posted by scully at 12:03 PM on October 07

Call them the Washington Presidents then. Unless you're a partisan hack who's just looking to constantly slob the knob of the GOP.

posted by molafson at 12:05 PM on October 07

I like the Washington Monuments...don't remember where I heard it, though...

posted by MeatSaber at 12:09 PM on October 07

Thanks for the clarification, terrapin. I was just going off of Wikipedia info. I really like the Washington Monuments too, MeatSaber. Very cool name.

posted by Ufez Jones at 12:27 PM on October 07

I like Washington Monuments ... "Pointing to the Sky." ... "Hardball from the Mall."

posted by worldcup2002 at 12:31 PM on October 07

I like the idea of immortalizing (until the next move) the Grays. I'm glad Broder wrote that tongue in cheek, or I'd have to have responded with a bit of Boston Vomit.

posted by tieguy at 01:17 PM on October 07

What about the Washington Gangstas? Washington Crips?

posted by BoSoxFan at 01:18 PM on October 07

The Grays! thats it! Thanks for the further information about the Grays. This would be very appropriate.

posted by daddisamm at 01:23 PM on October 07

Anything other than the Grays as a name would be a wasted opportunity to correct some of the crimesof the past. Also, it's a hella cool name. So I'm betting on them going with, oh I don't know, The Bills or something.

posted by chicobangs at 02:07 PM on October 07

the Bills?

posted by Ufez Jones at 02:47 PM on October 07

the Greys?

posted by gspm at 04:17 PM on October 07

Win one for the Gipper "Let me be the first to suggest that the name of the relocated team should be the Washington Reagans." -- David Broder Let me be the first one to suggest that the name of the relocated team should be the Washington Contras. All troll aside, I think the team should go back to the old school Washington Senators.

posted by Bag Man at 04:56 PM on October 07

Or the Washerwomen! The Wet Willies! The Worcestershires! or what the hell, the Bullets! Or better yet. How about something like... the AC's of DC!

posted by chicobangs at 07:11 PM on October 07

Let me cast my vote for the D.C. franchise: No Franchise Left Behind (NFLB)

posted by bigwavedave at 07:21 PM on October 07

Washington Filibusters

posted by gyc at 08:02 PM on October 07

Washington Fuck the Rest of the Countryers

posted by billsaysthis at 09:57 PM on October 07

Washington Never See the Postseason unless they spend $250 Million Senators

posted by BoSoxFan at 10:47 PM on October 07

Washington Crack-Smokin' Mayors?

posted by worldcup2002 at 10:58 PM on October 07

Washington Gerrymanders!

posted by worldcup2002 at 10:59 PM on October 07

Washington State

posted by DrJohnEvans at 12:43 AM on October 08

Washington State HA! Thanks for the early morning (early for me!) chuckle. How 'bout the DC Snipe...nah too soon.

posted by NoMich at 07:47 AM on October 08

The Minor Threat?

posted by chicobangs at 08:46 AM on October 08

The Straight Edgers?

posted by NoMich at 09:14 AM on October 08

Washington Gridlocks

posted by scully at 09:52 AM on October 08

Washington Gridlocks !! That's PERFECT I also like Washington BustaCaps

posted by BoSoxFan at 10:11 AM on October 08

chico, I just want to thank you, as the thought of a DC-based Little League team named "Minor Threat" has completely made my morning. If I had the fiscal means, I would sponser said team.

posted by Ufez Jones at 10:36 AM on October 08

Washington D.C. themes: the jolly lobbyists, the cranky cronies, the whoring whores, the lying liars Expo ire themes: the 'we should be in puerto rico's, the 'never be a minority share holder's that's right folks. I've got tons more where those came from.

posted by garfield at 12:23 PM on October 08

My pleasure, ufez. I'm just glad someone got it.

posted by chicobangs at 12:37 PM on October 08

Hello! The Straight Edgers? That's not a reference to Minor Threat? Hoo boy

posted by NoMich at 12:57 PM on October 08

Or the Washington HarDCores?

posted by LionIndex at 01:28 PM on October 08

I vote for the Washington Orioles. Just so, you know, there won't be any confusion.

posted by Joey Michaels at 01:36 PM on October 08

The Washington Split Seven Inchers?

posted by NoMich at 01:37 PM on October 08

Washington Gridlocks !! That's PERFECT I also like Washington BustaCaps Just go old school (in another way) and call them the Washington Bullets. I'm sure the NRA would be all too pleased.

posted by Bag Man at 01:46 PM on October 08

Void! I used to really like Void, but completely forgot about them. Thanks for the reminder NoMich, hope I can find some on P2P. FWIW, I think they should use Senators. Washington: first in war, first in peace, last in the American National League.

posted by alex_reno at 02:18 PM on October 08

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