Tags: el paso | chihuahuas | baseball | team | name

El Paso Chihuahuas Picked as New Baseball Team's Name

Wednesday, 23 Oct 2013 11:33 AM

By Clyde Hughes

The San Diego Padres have learned the nickname of its new Triple-A affiliate in the El Paso – the fierce, fear-conjuring . . . Chihuahuas.

The Chihuahuas team name was announced, reported the El Paso Times, during a celebration at El Paso's Plaza Theatre on Tuesday  The Chihuahuas were chosen from a list of other names that included the Aardvarks, Buckaroos, Desert Gators and Sun Dogs.

"Think about grabbing onto this little guy," Brad Taylor, the Chihuahuas' general manager told the El Paso Times about the new team name. "There is a product experience for everyone. I think within the next six to seven months you will see people embracing the brand. When they see all the great events we will host in the new minor major league park here in El Paso, they will see that this is what we are."

Editor's Note: ObamaCare Is Here. Are You Prepared?

Starting with the Toledo Mud Hens, minor league baseball teams have always sought a claim on unique nicknames to draw attention or take advance of marketing possibilities.

The Chihuahuas will find plenty of company in the uniqueness department in minor league baseball, which also fields teams named the Lansing Lugnuts, Savannah Sand Gnats, Richmond Flying Squirrels, Las Vegas 51s (as in Area 51), Montgomery Biscuits and the Albuquerque Isotopes, according to the Bleacher Report.

"This is for children and families and fun," Taylor told the El Paso Times. "Give us a chance. See the consistent experience people will get coming into the park each night."

There was no shortage of comments, and snark, on Twitter about the new Chihuahuas' nickname.


Editor's Note:
Do You Support Obamacare? Vote in Urgent National Poll


Related stories:


Trenton Bat Dog Dies: Chase Retrieved Bats for Thunder for 11 Years

Minor League Soccer Team to Wear Romney Jerseys

© 2015 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
You May Also Like

Kurt Cobain Documentary: Courtney Love, Daughter Frances Bean Reunite

Monday, 26 Jan 2015 17:22 PM

A Kurt Cobain documentary premiered at the Sundance Film Festival over the weekend, bringing together the rocker’s daugh . . .

Coinbase Launch: Company to Open First Regulated Bitcoin Exchange in US

Monday, 26 Jan 2015 16:50 PM

San Francisco’s Coinbase opened the first regulated bitcoin exchange in the U.S. on Monday, a move that many believe wil . . .

Emma Watson: 'Beauty and the Beast' Role as Belle 'Feels Surreal'

Monday, 26 Jan 2015 16:16 PM

Emma Watson has been cast to play Belle in Disney’s upcoming live-action version of “Beauty and the Beast,” an announcem . . .

Top Stories

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved