Thursday, September 08, 2005

Report From Vermont


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Originally uploaded by dangunderman.
A decades-old moniker gets its final hurrah, when the mighty Expos of Vermont play their last game of the season this evening. Like most teams called Expos, the Class A independent league affiliate finds itself at the bottom of the standings, but firmly entrenched in the hearts of Green Mountaineers across the state. A name-the-team contest has been raging throughout the season, which is more than can be said for the competition on the field. Vermonters everywhere ponder the possibilities. A few nicknames in the running include nods to the political-mindedness of the crowd (The Independents, The Howlin' Howards), the state's rich history (The Green Mountain Boys), its fear of outsiders (The Locals), even regional jargon (The Jeezum Crows). Whatever the name, the team's owner aspires toward greatness in merchandising, if not in baseball prowess. Instead of expressing brotherhood with their neighbors to the north, the team's new goal is to be like Ben & Jerry's or maple syrup or ski slopes -- that is, to be a symbol of the Green Mountain state on an elysian national playing field.

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At 10:51 AM , Anonymous Phil said...

I vote for the Independents,It seems to link to the National, but the Vermont Whites might be funny it it would link to the Greys

 
At 10:52 AM , Anonymous Phil said...

How come we have never been to a game in that Stadium?

 
At 1:33 PM , Blogger dan g said...

Because we're idiots?

 
At 2:50 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Gentleman Farmers.

I agree with Dan. We're idiots.

 

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