El Paso's new Triple-A baseball team now has a title and it’s not quite what everyone anticipated.
Picking the right name for a sports team is no easy feat. El Paso's new Triple-A baseball team now has a title and it’s not quite what everyone anticipated.
For several months now, locals have been speculating about the potential name and the general manager Brad Taylor recently announced that the team will be called the El Paso Chihuahuas.
The president of MountainStar Sports Group, Alan Ledford described the name choice stating “First and foremost, we want to appeal to kids and families, our core audience. We want to celebrate the region, create fan experience opportunities and build a brand that embodies the fun product that Minor League Baseball teams are all about.”
According to Taylor, Chihuahuas, as in the dog breed, are known for their fierce loyalty and fun personalities, something the team managers hope the players will symbolize. Team logos show a dog that looks ferocious with its teeth bared, wearing a spiked collar.
There are many locals unhappy with the name.
A petition was quickly created to protest the team name, gaining about 15 hundred signatures in under two hours.