Name Changes are Important

Last night I shared the story that was broadcast by the station here that carries Sky Sox baseball (our former Rockies AAA team with the most garbage stadium in the universe).  One of the guys who is part of the broadcast team (Dan Karcher who does the play-by-play is fantastic by the way), and he shared an interesting Arenado story.

When Nolan was playing here, knowing he would be a star, the broadcast team interviewed him:

Broadcast team: “How do you want your last name pronounced?”

Arenado “I really don’t care.  How ever you do it is fine.”

BT: “No really, we want to get it right. Is it Air A Nado?”

Arenado: “That is fine, it will work.”

BT: “If we were to ask your mom how your last name is pronounced?”

Arenado: Still being humble, “Well, its pronounced ARE E NADO, not Air A Nado”

 

When Nolan was called up they sent along their notes, but it seems that they got lost, and suddenly Nolan became Air A Nado.

So, what about calling his named correct? Is it simply too late?  After all, if B.J. Upton can become Melvin and Mike Stanton could become Giancarlo Stanton, isn’t it time to use his proper last name?

 

But as important as that is, it is now clear that the Rox must change AA affiliates by next year. Why? The New Britain Rock Cats will become….

 

The Harford Yard Goats!!!

What? Really? What will the mascot look like?

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JulieG
JulieG
5 years ago

A goat?

jaredean
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jaredean
5 years ago

Doc, I love this tidbit. Love Air E Nado’s humility and love your musings!

Gary
Gary
5 years ago

And the Post still highlights Colo.Sprs in bold type as if they are still the Rox AAA team.

ProgMatinee
ProgMatinee
5 years ago
Reply to  Gary

Think thats because they are the local team.

sdcarp
sdcarp
5 years ago

I sort of like Yard Goats. I also like that we’ve got ABQ and Hartford. Those are BIG markets for minor league franchises.

Is a Yard Goat Navy slang for something? I know the diesel station in a train switch yard is sometimes called a Yard Goat.

sdcarp
sdcarp
5 years ago
Reply to  sdcarp

Then you also have the beloved “g”reatest “o”f “a”ll “t”I me.

sabrchip
sabrchip
5 years ago

According to the article in Baseball America a Yard Goat is the switch engine in a railroad yard. Kind of a robust, hard working piece of equipment.

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