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Post  Cincy Fan 44 on Thu Sep 18, 2008 8:53 am

Heard some people calling in to the Pat White Show on WOWO yesterday saying there was a sign at the "Parkview Field" construction site that said something to the effect of "Future Home of the Ft. Wayne Sandbaggers."

Could this be true? Is that the name of our new baseball team? Or is just a marketing ploy? Or just one of the construction guys with a sense of humor?

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Post  Guest on Thu Sep 18, 2008 9:09 am

Considering its Fort Wayne, they should be the Teabaggers.
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Post  LTRT on Thu Sep 18, 2008 9:23 am

Please, please tell me now that is NOT the new team name. Suspect
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Post  Guest on Thu Sep 18, 2008 9:31 am

I'd hope it's a joke. The sad thing is it could be a tribute to how the city "saved itself".. but no one would think of that, they'd just assume the team sucks.
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Post  Guest on Thu Sep 18, 2008 10:18 am

I wouldn't expect anything less than a crappy name like this for a FW team.

Sandbaggers is STILL an upgrade from "Wizards", though.
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Post  Guest on Thu Sep 18, 2008 10:24 am

Fleek wrote:I wouldn't expect anything less than a crappy name like this for a FW team.

Sandbaggers is STILL an upgrade from "Wizards", though.

Really? To me a Sandbagger is some who tries to throw game to secure higher draft spots next year etc ... A Sandbagger is someone who does not give it their all 100% of the time ... IN SPORTS. Now I know that Sandbaggers saved parts of our city in the past but the rest of the league and nation does not know that though ... I would be shocked if this was the new name.
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Post  Guest on Thu Sep 18, 2008 11:25 am

Bman wrote:Really? To me a Sandbagger is some who tries to throw game to secure higher draft spots next year etc ... A Sandbagger is someone who does not give it their all 100% of the time ... IN SPORTS. Now I know that Sandbaggers saved parts of our city in the past but the rest of the league and nation does not know that though ... I would be shocked if this was the new name.

It'd be one thing if they actually WERE 'sandbagging'...but they're not. People outside of the city will see the name "Sandbaggers" and be like, "WTF?" and possibly do research to see why the name was chosen.

That's what the name selection committee was shooting for.

Still...dumb name.
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Post  Guest on Thu Sep 18, 2008 8:12 pm

Maybe its a reference... they're sandbagging to try to keep the flood of money leaving the city?
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TINCAPS???

Post  LTRT on Fri Sep 19, 2008 9:24 am

So I'm diggin' around and find this:
http://www.fortwaynenews.com/index.php/2008/09/15/developing-new-wizards-team-name/#comment-66151

AWB has been informed the new name for the Fort Wayne minor league baseball team is the “Fort Wayne Tin Caps”, as in Johnny Appleseed wore a tin cap.

affraid , that has got to be one of the most stupid names I've ever heard in my life...
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Post  Guest on Fri Sep 19, 2008 9:31 am

That's about as good as the Fort Wayne Axles.
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Post  Guest on Fri Sep 19, 2008 10:50 am

Oh, rats...now that the team name sucks, I'm not going to a game.

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Post  Guest on Fri Sep 19, 2008 11:04 am

Why no gritty "River" reference?

River rats...River dogs...

WTF and the pussy team names?

I want a team name the implies "We are coming in and we are fucking your shit up"

Not..."I will retain your water"

GAWD.

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Post  Guest on Fri Sep 19, 2008 11:19 am

Oliver's Army wrote:Why no gritty "River" reference?

River rats...River dogs...

WTF and the pussy team names?

I want a team name the implies "We are coming in and we are fucking your shit up"

Not..."I will retain your water"

GAWD.

Never give a committee a choice. Inevitably it will get fucked up.

I like the River Rats... Actually, the "Sandbaggers" was on the short list of team names when they chose Wizards... Google Sandbaggers Fort Wayne, and there is a blog that mentions it...
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Post  Guest on Fri Sep 19, 2008 11:52 am

Oliver's Army wrote:River rats

That's actually the name I submitted as a suggestion.
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Post  anderson on Fri Sep 19, 2008 12:08 pm

at least it's not the Carpetbaggers.

Or the Fort Wayne Stabbers.
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Post  Guest on Fri Sep 19, 2008 12:46 pm

Fort Wayne Homicidals has a nice ring to it.
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Post  Guest on Fri Sep 19, 2008 1:09 pm

Fort Wayne Do Nothings.. harkens back to old politics and displays our attitude of not wanting to change anything... ever!
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Post  LTRT on Tue Sep 30, 2008 2:34 pm

Oh boy, stayed tuned....

Posted on Tue September 30, 2008
Wizards renaming set for Thursday

By Nick West

Fort Wayne Wizards General Manager Mike Nutter confirmed late Tuesday morning that the announcement for renaming the city’s minor league baseball team will be made about 11 a.m. Thursday at the Grand Wayne Convention Center.

“It will be extremely open, and we’ll talk about how the process went (in renaming),” Nutter said.

Nutter said the organization will release a statement Wednesday with details about the name selection process that began in mid-June and a confirmed time for the announcement.

The Wizards has been the name of the team since its inception in Fort Wayne in 1993.

Nutter said the team’s owners from Hardball Capital will attend the announcement.
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Post  Guest on Tue Sep 30, 2008 3:10 pm

I can hardly friggin wait.

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TINCAPS it is

Post  LTRT on Thu Oct 02, 2008 8:58 am

LTRT wrote:AWB has been informed the new name for the Fort Wayne minor league baseball team is the “Fort Wayne Tin Caps”, as in Johnny Appleseed wore a tin cap.

affraid , that has got to be one of the most stupid names I've ever heard in my life...

Looks like the winner weiner, Stone n' Doc (Rock 104) did a story this morning during their sports and she said "it has something to do with Johnny Appleseed"
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Post  Guest on Thu Oct 02, 2008 9:45 am

the Fort Wayne Over-Priced Mediocre Food Eating Parents Who Don't Watch Their F'ing Children Because They're Too Busy Stuffing Their Fat Mouths With Funnel Cake and Bean Soup?
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Post  IrishGuy on Thu Oct 02, 2008 10:09 am

Fleek wrote:the Fort Wayne Over-Priced Mediocre Food Eating Parents Who Don't Watch Their F'ing Children Because They're Too Busy Stuffing Their Fat Mouths With Funnel Cake and Bean Soup?

mmm....Bean Soup.
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Post  Guest on Thu Oct 02, 2008 10:40 am

Seriously?

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) When the owners of the Fort Wayne Wizards minor league baseball team announced plans to move from Memorial Stadium to the Harrison Square complex, they also announced the team would be getting a new name. The new name and team logo will be unveiled Thursday morning at 11:00 a.m.

Earlier this year, a Name the Team Contest took place where fans submitted nominations. More than 2,500 names were turned in. From those, the winner was picked.

Check back here at wane.com to learn the new name after 11 a.m. Thursday, or watch NewsChannel 15 at noon.

Team management released a top 10 list of names that were amusing and still family friendly that didn't make the cut.

10: Fort Wayne Newtons
9: Fort Wayne Dudes
8: Fort Wayne Weiner Dogs
7: Fort Knocks
6: Fort Wayne Fashizzle
5: iWiz
4: Fort Wayne Mighty Gherkins
3: Fort Wayne.ComPadres
2: Harrison SquarePants
1: Hoosier Daddies
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Post  LTRT on Thu Oct 02, 2008 11:02 am

I wonder how many people have emailed or called the press outlets telling them that everybody ALREADY knows the name? Laughing
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Post  Cincy Fan 44 on Thu Oct 02, 2008 11:22 am

Fleek, did you submit the Weiner Dog name? Laughing

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