After losing the Richmond Braves to the suburbs of Atlanta, Richmond will once again have a minor-league baseball team in 2010, though this team will be AA.
The group behind the team and the Richmond Times-Dispatch are holding a competition to pick the name of the team from a list of five finalists:
- Richmond Rock Hoppers
- Richmond Rhinos
- Richmond Flatheads
- Richmond Flying Squirrels
- Richmond Hambones
I get what they are going for there, I’m just not sure they’ve succeeded. (On a side note, if you want to be compelled to wash your eyes out with acid, have a look at this RTD page where you can vote on your favorite name.)
I think Richmond can do better than that. I am throwing down the challenge here (which I will promote on Twitter): I think we can come up with 100 names that are all better than these five. Leave your suggestions in the comments.