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goldglove212
02-06-2009, 12:03 AM
got this idea from the NBA forum

who do you guys think has the coolest/worst name?

Coolest - i like the Dodgers

worst - the padres IMO

MooseWithFleas
02-06-2009, 12:10 AM
Excluding my home team I would say...

Best: Royals
Worst: Rays (by far... devil rays was ok, but rays??? who has ever heard of a team named after sun light)

Cheezombie
02-06-2009, 12:14 AM
dumbest: white sox(why the hell do they wear black ones!??)

Big Zo
02-06-2009, 12:19 AM
Best: Brewers

Worst: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. Los Angeles means "The Angels" in spanish, so if you translate their name it's: "The Angels, Angels of Anaheim."

Flamarlins21
02-06-2009, 12:20 AM
Excluding my home team I would say...

Best: Royals
Worst: Rays (by far... devil rays was ok, but rays??? who has ever heard of a team named after sun light)


When their Double-A team was in Orlando it was the Orlando Rays now they are in Montgomery and are the Montgomery Biscuits.

JHG722
02-06-2009, 12:27 AM
Angels are definitely the worst (Angles are 2nd worst). Other than that, anything named after a non-threatening animal.

bcransom
02-06-2009, 12:32 AM
Dodgers-Sorry, nothing better than this. Call me a homer.

Worst-Mets

Havoc Wreaker
02-06-2009, 12:38 AM
Angels are definitely the worst (Angles are 2nd worst). Other than that, anything named after a non-threatening animal.

Iowa City LadyBugs RawR

Best - Giants - Braves

Worst - Padres (Parents) - Orioles

acohn1230
02-06-2009, 12:38 AM
Best- Royals

Worst- Indians...really? why?

JHG722
02-06-2009, 12:43 AM
Best- Royals

Worst- Indians...really? why?

"The "Indians" name originates from a request by the club owner to decide a new name, following the 1914 season. In reference to the Boston Braves (now the Atlanta Braves), the media chose "the Indians"."

-Wiki

Twins Fan 7
02-06-2009, 01:01 AM
Personally I've never like the Red Sox and White Sox. Why name your team after an article of clothing? It'd be like naming an expansion team the Oregon Orange Shirts.

JHG722
02-06-2009, 01:05 AM
Why name your team after two siblings?

Twins Fan 7
02-06-2009, 01:09 AM
Twin Cities... They named it after the Two big cities in Minnesota.

Pau for Geico
02-06-2009, 01:12 AM
Best - Giants. HOMER!

Worst - A's or Athletics (really and Elephant mascot?)
and then maybe the Orioles ( I could see Hawk,Falcon,Eagle,even Cardinal but Oriole?)

THINKBLUE15
02-06-2009, 01:33 AM
I'm not going to pick my own team.

I think the Mets have a really cool name. "Metroplolians" isn't cool, but "Mets" is a cool name to me.

Worst- Angels/Rays

JHG722
02-06-2009, 01:37 AM
Twin Cities... They named it after the Two big cities in Minnesota.

Yes, I'm aware, but the name is vague. The team should be called the 'Minnesota Twin Cities'

Epic89
02-06-2009, 01:56 AM
Best- Tigers (yes, I'm being a homer here)

Worst- Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. To make clear, I love the nickname; it's the city of Angels after all. But the official team name is just so ****ing stupid. And the worst part is that either "Anaheim Angels" or "Los Angeles Angels" sounds great.

Havoc Wreaker
02-06-2009, 02:44 AM
Best - Giants. HOMER!

Worst - A's or Athletics (really and Elephant mascot?)
and then maybe the Orioles ( I could see Hawk,Falcon,Eagle,even Cardinal but Oriole?)

I agree that it sucks....but I'd have to disagree...Cardinal sounds much gayer than Oriole IMO

koldjerky
02-06-2009, 03:15 AM
Yes, I'm aware, but the name is vague. The team should be called the 'Minnesota Twin Cities'

or the Minnesota Twitties. I'd buy a Mauer jersey then.

redwhitenblue
02-06-2009, 04:23 AM
"Dodgers" is so cool?

It's named after trolley cars, what makes that cool?

cubsfanfw
02-06-2009, 10:56 AM
We have the A affiliate of the Padres named the Tin Caps. Locally we call them the pot heads.

TheShock45
02-06-2009, 10:56 AM
best phillies by far haha nah jk im not sure the best

worst - camden riversharks there are no friggin sharks in the god damn river

Zep
02-06-2009, 11:13 AM
Not picking my team for the best because that's kind of pointless, also staying away from teams that i "hate" for the same reason.

Best: Brewers (Named after people who make beer, nuff said)

Worst: Mets (something just bothers me about a team whose name is derived from "the metropolitans". It sounds like a cricket team, not a baseball team)

HOZ THE KNICK
02-06-2009, 11:15 AM
best-yankees
worst-padres.....what the hell is that?

DieHardColtsfan
02-06-2009, 11:21 AM
best-yankees
worst-padres.....what the hell is that?

lol a padre is a father .... San Deigo Fathers... by far the worst name...

bcransom
02-06-2009, 11:27 AM
It's even worse because they're really named after monks. Friars ya know? Pretty lame:

Zep
02-06-2009, 12:11 PM
It's even worse because they're really named after monks. Friars ya know? Pretty lame:

How you gonna hate on the Padres?

http://d.yimg.com/a/p/sp/tools/med/2008/03/ipt/1205601308.jpg

:cool:

JDIsMyGod23
02-06-2009, 12:21 PM
How has no one mentioned the Reds as one? Or better yet Redlegs? That's terrible.

Marlins is pretty tight, as is Brewers.

hammerinhank
02-06-2009, 12:39 PM
Best - Braves/Dodgers/Yankees

Worst - Mariners/Padres/Rangers

Iggydelphia
02-06-2009, 01:10 PM
Im gonna go with a players name (in the past)

Spooneybarger.. awsome

cuttygiantsfan
02-06-2009, 01:15 PM
Best- Biscuits

Worst- Dodgers

misterd
02-06-2009, 01:27 PM
Worst: Any team named after hosiery.

Runners up: Mets, Padres, Expos (did they not realize what that meant in English?)

Best: I'm prejudiced towards the Yankees, but I also like the Diamondbacks - keeps with the "fierce animal" tradition, but "diamond" obviously echoes the game itself.

Runners up: Any team name that pisses off overly sensitive people (Indians, Braves, Pirates, Colt 45s)

Names I am generally fond of: Mariners, Tigers, Royals, Brewers, Rangers,

Names I could do without: Dodgers (out of context, makes them sound deceitful or cowardly), Reds (commie bastards!), Phillies (kinda girly, no?), Astros (terribly dated - go back to the Colt 45s),

misterd
02-06-2009, 01:31 PM
It's even worse because they're really named after monks. Friars ya know? Pretty lame:

Monks might've been better. It's at least close to monkeys, which are awesome.

Friars sound like they should be playing for McDonalds.

Twistedheat
02-06-2009, 01:35 PM
Yankees best diamondbacks is pretty cool also
Padres is definitely a crappy name as well as the angels lol

misterd
02-06-2009, 01:38 PM
I agree that it sucks....but I'd have to disagree...Cardinal sounds much gayer than Oriole IMO

Cardinals >>>>>> Orioles

And Blue Jays? Big, dumb birds. Hell, they're members of the corvidae family, so they're really just "flamboyant"crows.

misterd
02-06-2009, 01:44 PM
Not picking my team for the best because that's kind of pointless, also staying away from teams that i "hate" for the same reason.

Best: Brewers (Named after people who make beer, nuff said)

Worst: Mets (something just bothers me about a team whose name is derived from "the metropolitans". It sounds like a cricket team, not a baseball team)

At least if they were actually named the Metropolitans (a name with a throwback feel, always appropriate for baseball), then I could excuse Mets as a nickname, like Yanks and A's.

That said, it's certainly better than most of the alternatively suggested names like "Bees" or "Burros", but I do sort of wish they went with "Skyliners".

weebs
02-06-2009, 01:53 PM
I really don't see how it gets any worse than Phillies.

BigTom
02-06-2009, 02:28 PM
best: orioles

worst: reds, A's

Big Zo
02-06-2009, 02:43 PM
Im gonna go with a players name (in the past)

Spooneybarger.. awsome

Tim Spooneybarger was the man! :cool:

tymonic1
02-06-2009, 03:10 PM
Iowa City LadyBugs RawR

Best - Giants - Braves

Worst - Padres (Parents) - Orioles

what makes orioles any worse than cardinals or bluejays

NYYankeesWin#27
02-06-2009, 03:22 PM
best yankees
worst red sox