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    Re: Devil Rays to change name

    seeing long names are now "in":
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    Re: Devil Rays to change name

    should have went for the eggs.
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    Re: Devil Rays to change name

    Quote Originally Posted by Unassisted
    IMO, they should condense the name further and call themselves the Bay Rays. After all, that rhymes with "pay raise" and who wouldn't like one of those?
    They should only use that name if this guy can be the mascot:

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    Re: Devil Rays to change name

    I have always liked the FLaming Envelopes
    Nothing to see here. Please disperse.

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    Re: Devil Rays to change name

    I say it's time to bring Bucco Bruce back, somehow:

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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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    Re: Devil Rays to change name

    Quote Originally Posted by Caveat Emperor




    Ahhhhhh, I miss the Bucs, pre-Raymond James
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    Re: Devil Rays to change name

    There has been talks for years about "getting the Devil out of town". A few years ago when I was down there the world devil was hardly seen anywhere at games. So if I was to guess they will officially change it to just the Tampa Bay Rays.

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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 Caveat Emperor
    I say it's time to bring Bucco Bruce back, somehow:

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    Re: Devil Rays to change name

    Quote Originally Posted by savafan
    Tampa Bay Flamers?
    What, are you trying to say something about people who walk around in pastel colors with plumed hats winking at people?
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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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    Re: Devil Rays to change name

    How about the Tampa Bay Abandon all hope ye who enter here's?

    Or the Tampa Bay Mephistopheles.

    What a dumb idea.
    Suck it up cupcake.

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    Re: Devil Rays to change name

    Quote Originally Posted by TRF
    How about the Tampa Bay Abandon all hope ye who enter here's?

    Or the Tampa Bay Mephistopheles.

    What a dumb idea.
    Along that same line, what about the Tampa Bay Inferno?

    That actually sounds pretty cool
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