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Rename the Red Sox AAA Team!

Discussion in 'Red Sox Forum' started by Lose Remerswaal, Nov 6, 2018.

  1. edoug

    edoug Member SoSH Member

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    Can Benjamin, Hoffman or Sturtze do this?

     
  2. Doctor G

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    The Worcester Tornados
     
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  4. The_Powa_of_Seiji_Ozawa

    The_Powa_of_Seiji_Ozawa Member SoSH Member

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    With all those hills, maybe the Worcester Hillbillies. Or how about the Worcester Highlanders...there can be only one.
     
  5. Devizier

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    The Springfield Isotopes
     
  6. Sinistas

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    The Bravehearts and Highlanders? Instead of Titletown, it'll be Tartantown!
     
  7. Mugsy's Jock

    Mugsy's Jock Longtime Member Lifetime Member Gold Supporter SoSH Member

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    The Worcester Pedros
     
  8. nvalvo

    nvalvo Well-Known Member Silver Supporter SoSH Member

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    That's an interesting idea. The Worcester Paleographers.

    Albuquerque — sadly — already took that one, replacing one of the AAA teams of my childhood.

    [​IMG]
     
  9. Dewey'sCannon

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    An honest question that has some bearing on this: what's the dominant local pronunciation of Worcester? I'm not a native, but my grandmother was born and raised there (b 1897), and she always seemed to pronounce it "Whister." But I've also heard "Wooster" and even "Worster."
     
  10. The Allented Mr Ripley

    The Allented Mr Ripley holden Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    I think most people pronounce it Wusster.
     
  11. TheoShmeo

    TheoShmeo Skrub's sympathy case Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    Son of Worcester here.

    Close.

    “WusstA”
     
  12. deanx0

    deanx0 Well-Known Member Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    The Worcester Rusneys, in honor of the man that will never leave its roster.
     
  13. dhappy42

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    We have a winner.
     
  14. theapportioner

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  15. Earthbound64

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    Has to be this.

    Or some variant thereof, anyway.


    On a more serious note though:

    This is a really good call.
     
  16. charlieoscar

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    If they go from Sox to Legs, will they wear shorts à la the 1976 White Sox? (for a very short time)
     
  17. Spelunker

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    Growing up there this is basically what I'd say with the caveat that the first vowel would be closer to an 'i'.
     
  18. shaggydog2000

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    I say more of a "Wuss-ter" but I never actually lived in the immediate area, more of a metro south upbringing.
     
  19. Humphrey

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    There was also a team in the New England League in the 1800s called the Worcester Grays. I kind of like that name, although Ruby Legs does connote red.

    If it were a minor league Celts club, I'd call them the Worcester Houdinis- Bob Cousy went to HC and has lived in Worcester pretty much ever since
     
  20. phrenile

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    Way too close (under the circumstances) to the comparatively recent Providence Grays.
     
  21. nvalvo

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    I love this so much. He's really the signature player on the roster, and deserves the honor.
     
  22. BusRaker

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    The Worcester Twisters ... so non-New Englanders will start pronouncing it right ... or wrong depending on who you ask.
     
  23. charlieoscar

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    The Wooster Twoosters?
     
  24. DourDoerr

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    The Worcester Woolies.
     
  25. canvass ali

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    The Hurricanes...in honor of Hurricane Betty's.
     
  26. SocrManiac

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    While I attended WPI in the early 2000’s, we pronounced it “This fucking shithole.”

    I hear it’s better now, though.
     
  27. aminahyaquin

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    I like this one. Shame we can't name it after an Indian tribe can we? Apparently Worcester has had baseball since circa 1880s and their team was the Ruby Legs (per Wiki) and, the Indian tribe that settled the area was called the Nipmucs. I like the Worcester Nippers. Also gives a shout out to Al.
     
  28. ConigsCorner

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    The Waricanes
     
  29. Spelunker

    Spelunker Well-Known Member Gold Supporter SoSH Member

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    As an illustrious graduate of Nipmuc Regional High School I can unequivocally say that this would be terrible.
     
  30. aminahyaquin

    aminahyaquin Member SoSH Member

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    AHA! My smile for the day! What was your team called?
     
  31. aminahyaquin

    aminahyaquin Member SoSH Member

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    My new fave.
     
  32. phenweigh

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    The interweb tells me it's the Warriors. Worcester Warriors has alliteration going for it.
     
  33. Saints Rest

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    And they can always come out and play-aaaay!
     
  34. Spelunker

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    That's-a-bingo.
     
  35. staz

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    New England Wee Men
     
  36. Don Buddin's GS

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    The Worcester Wicked Pissahs
     

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