Your Wish Is Granted!

jambi.jpgWell, my birthday wishes came true yesterday – the Phillies DID win, and the Braves DID lose, so the Phils are atop the NL East. For the moment, anyway.

Now that three blogs’ worth of wishes in a row have been granted, I think I’d better stop while I’m ahead!

 

Clash of the Crustaceans

Saw this little news item on the Phillies website. Over the weekend, the Phils’ single-A affiliate, the Lakewood BlueClaws, won their South Atlantic League semifinal series over the Hickory Crawdads.

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Based on the mascots, I would definitely pick Pinchy the Crab in a mascot smackdown over Conrad the Crawdad. Pinchy just has a more determined look about him, and besides, Conrad is hiding behind a giant ‘H’.

The BlueClaws will now face the Greenville Drive for the Sally League title.

For the most part, minor league team names and mascots are a source of great amusement for me. But “Drive”? What kind of team name is “Drive”, anyway? Don’t the execs in Greenville realize that a catchy team name and mascot will provide multitudinous marketing opportunities, with cute little mascot bobbleheads and stuffed mascots for sale in the team store?

Whatever.

Good luck, BlueClaws!

7 comments

  1. rrrt

    Emma – Thanks! In my mind, belated wishes just extend the celebration! 🙂
    Peter – Yes, the 12th is when it was. Did your wife wish for a Phillies win, too?

  2. bklyntrolleyblogger

    Happy belated Birthday! I am officially going through minor league withdrawals and a case of the blues to boot. BKN Cyclones lost our championship. I went to Lakewood last year for a game. They have a very nice place. Your Philly charge for the pennant is reminding me of 1976 thru 1978. I remember not being happy about it then also. Some things never change. : 0
    mike
    http://thebrooklyntrolleyblogger.mlblogs.com/

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