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    Devil Rays to change name

    Don't think I've seen this anywhere else, sorry if I missed it...

    http://sports.tbo.com/sports/MGB2U77YXIE.html

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    Re: Devil Rays to change name

    Maybe they can hire this guy to be their new mascot.


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    Re: Devil Rays to change name

    i like "Devil Rays"
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    Good to hear.
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    Re: Devil Rays to change name

    I vote for Colt 45's

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    I didn't like the technicolor mumbo-jumbo when they first came out. I like the blue/forest stuff. I have the BP cap and home jersey and a green sweatshirt that's the deep forest color. The uni's are great - with the "Rays" on the home & the "Tampa Bay" on the road. Its a great color scheme.

    I agree to drop the "Devil". I think "Stingrays" would be cool - that's a ocean-type moniker that would keep the name.

    I do not like the idea of the Tampa Bay Tarpons, which would be a homage to the long time team in the Florida State League. The Tarpons would & could be easier to "make fun of" by dropping the "r" for a "m". Although that would be a marketing/give-a-way beyond bad-taste.
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    Re: Devil Rays to change name

    Quote Originally Posted by Heath
    I didn't like the technicolor mumbo-jumbo when they first came out. I like the blue/forest stuff. I have the BP cap and home jersey and a green sweatshirt that's the deep forest color. The uni's are great - with the "Rays" on the home & the "Tampa Bay" on the road. Its a great color scheme.

    I agree to drop the "Devil". I think "Stingrays" would be cool - that's a ocean-type moniker that would keep the name.

    I do not like the idea of the Tampa Bay Tarpons, which would be a homage to the long time team in the Florida State League. The Tarpons would & could be easier to "make fun of" by dropping the "r" for a "m". Although that would be a marketing/give-a-way beyond bad-taste.

    When I lived in the area there was a lot of debate and in fact PUBLIC OUTCRY when the team was named "Devil Rays"...even though it is a fish...people thought it would be better to name them the "Stingrays" and an advertising agency I worked for went as far as mocking up logo's uniforms and about a dozen marketing angles for the team to consider...needless to say, they kept the other name.
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    Re: Devil Rays to change name

    Quote Originally Posted by Heath

    I agree to drop the "Devil". I think "Stingrays" would be cool - that's a ocean-type moniker that would keep the name.
    If they use "Stingrays" as the nickname, they could then consider using as a symbol a '63 split-window, or maybe a '65 fuelie, or maybe an early 70's LT1. Corvette used the Stingray name from 1963 through 1976.
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    I've thought the new Rays ownership has done some smart things since taking over (though the baseball operation still refuses to engage in open trade), but this is beyond stupid.

    Wonder if Duke's going to change its nickname too?
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    i vote for the Hell Bats.
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    Re: Devil Rays to change name

    Quote Originally Posted by Red Leader
    i vote for the Hell Bats.
    Or perhaps to play to their southern fan base they could try the Beelzebubbas.
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    Re: Devil Rays to change name

    Quote Originally Posted by M2
    Or perhaps to play to their southern fan base they could try the Beelzebubbas.



    Good one.
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    Re: Devil Rays to change name

    Quote Originally Posted by M2
    Or perhaps to play to their southern fan base they could try the Beelzebubbas.
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    The Reapers or Tampa Bay Swordfish.
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