New Minor League Affiliations Winners & Losers

New Minor League Affiliations Winners & Losers

Several Minor League teams have changed affiliations for the 2015 season. Here’s who won and who lost.

Winners: Daytona

After 22 years with the Cubs, the Daytona franchise of the Florida State League in now affiliated with the Reds. Rather than adopt the name of their parent club (a practice I personally hate!) they revealed their new name yesterday: Welcome to the newly named Daytona Tortugas!

Losers: South Bend

The franchise will now be named the Cubs. Their previous name was the Silver Hawks in honor of the Studebaker Silver Hawk that was manufactured in South Bend. It’s always a shame when a name with local meaning is replaced by a parent club name that could change again in just a few years.

Winners: Tri-City Dust Devils.

Their new affiliation with the Padres should keep their unique nickname safe for a while.

Losers: Oklahoma City, Pulaski

Once again, a team name with local meaning falls by the wayside. OKC becomes the Dodgers and Pulaski becomes the Yankees. Pulaski has a long tradition of being named whatever their parent club is named, so this is no surprise. However, they have a great old ballpark and were once named the Counts!

For a complete list of affiliation changes, click here.

Carry on, Citizens!

This is How Bad Kansas City is Taking the World Series Loss

This is How Bad Kansas City is Taking the World Series Loss

Last night I was stuck in the Kansas City Airport for a bonus 4 hours because of a flight delay. Of course, I hop online to see if there is any free agent news in the world of baseball. I got to the Padres main page okay, but the first article I clicked on produced the screen you see above. Same with the next article and the next. Apparently, KC is so traumatized, they’re treating MLB.com like a porn site.

Carry on, Citizens!

Vacation Breasts

Vacation Breasts

Okay, Americans simply have too much time on their hands. How else can you explain daytime television, the existence of Perez Hilton, and vacation breasts. Yes, that’s what I said, vacation breasts. They are a real thing and if Dr. Norman Rowe has his way, they will be available in 2016. Yep, you can get a temp boob job for weddings, reunions, and your trip to Cabo. He currently offers a 24 hour version which is perfect for confusing the hell out of your Match.com dates. You can read all about it here.  No word on what temporary enhancements he’s working on for men.

In the meantime, I’m working on slogans…

What’s Big In Vegas, Doesn’t Stay Big After Vegas.

Vacation Breasts: Peace of Mind When Your Cruise Ship Goes Down.

Vacation Breasts: ‘Cause the Kids Are Staying With Grandma this Trip!

Carry on, Citizens!
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