Posted: 10/31/2012 12:46 PM
Posted: 10/31/2012 6:38 PM
bicyclemike wrote: Jmodene1 wrote: I suspect one reason the Cardinals don't want to recognize the 1800's teams is because they were called the "Browns". Until 1899, I think (after the Robison brothers got the team after the bankruptcy sale that stripped the team from von der Ahe), when they were called the Perfectos, and then 1900 when they became the Cardinals.Could be. With the American League St. Louis team adopting the name of Browns in 1902 I believe, after one year as the Milwuakee Brewers, and the fact that the original Browns played in the American Association, which went defunct after the 1891 season, the organization must feel it's less confusing to start with the National League years. But then, they were the Browns throughout the 1890s as you mention, with the "Cardinals" nickname not being adopted until late in the decade when the owners changed the teams colors to red. But again, I really don't buy any of those reasons. Lots of franchises change nicknames. The Yankees were originally the Highlanders, the Red Sox were primarily known as the Americans in their early years.I just think it's laziness on the part of the ball club. No one associated with the ball club has taken the time to do the research on the club's origins, nor do they really care about it. And the research is not hard to do, especially in this information age. But as I said, Bob Broeg and others wrote a lot about those pioneering days in the A.A. years ago, so there is really no excuse.
Jmodene1 wrote: I suspect one reason the Cardinals don't want to recognize the 1800's teams is because they were called the "Browns". Until 1899, I think (after the Robison brothers got the team after the bankruptcy sale that stripped the team from von der Ahe), when they were called the Perfectos, and then 1900 when they became the Cardinals.
Posted: 10/31/2012 10:26 PM
KatieCubFan wrote: The Astros' former nickname, the Colt 45's, is interesting as well. I love history myself.
Posted: 11/1/2012 8:15 AM
Last edited 11/1/2012 8:20 AM by Jmodene1
Posted: 11/1/2012 10:16 AM
Posted: 11/1/2012 2:25 PM
Posted: 11/1/2012 9:45 PM
Posted: 11/1/2012 10:22 PM
KatieCubFan wrote: I would have gone with Rocky Mountain Oysters. I remember comedian George Carlin joking about football team names, and how they're always something formidable and fierce like Lions, Bears etc. He suggested something milder like the Minnesota Mice. Go Mice. Or the New England Crabs. "The Crabs were all over the Cowboys today..."
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