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Old 11-24-2008, 06:39 PM
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Default Winston-Salem team getting new name, etc.

Got this email from the team:

Add Baseball New Year to the list of big dates this holiday season, as December 4th will mark the beginning of a New Era in Winston-Salem Baseball.
As a friend and supporter, we hope you will join us Thursday, December 4th at 11:30 a.m. at the Millennium Center, 101 West 5th Street, Downtown Winston-Salem (27101) as we drop the ball and celebrate the birth of a new name for our franchise. We'll be unveiling the name, logo, uniforms, team merchandise and more at a fun-filled event including FREE food, entertainment and excitement.
The event is free and open to the public, and we encourage you to forward this invitation to employees, co-workers and friends. The official unveiling will take place at approximately 12:15, so please make plans to be on hand. No RSVP is required, but in an effort to aid us in planning, please let us know by responding to ticketsales@baseballdowntown.com if you think you'll be able to join us for the biggest event in Winston-Salem baseball history, Baseball New Year!
If you have questions, please contact us at (336)714-2287.
I look forward to seeing you on December 4th at 11:30am.
Sincerely,

Kevin Terry
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Old 11-24-2008, 06:55 PM
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What was wrong with Warthogs?
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Old 11-24-2008, 07:13 PM
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What was wrong with Warthogs?
They're appealing to the Harry Potter audience and reversing their syllables to Hogwarts.
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Old 11-24-2008, 07:14 PM
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They're appealing to the Harry Potter audience and reversing their syllables to Hogwarts.


Probably should have a Twilight reference these days.
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Old 11-25-2008, 09:26 AM
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How 'bout the Winston Salem White Sox?!! Seems like a no brainer to me!
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Old 11-25-2008, 09:46 AM
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How 'bout the Winston Salem White Sox?!! Seems like a no brainer to me!
Well, the only problem with that is when they change affiliations, they have to change everything again.
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Old 11-25-2008, 10:00 AM
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Man, that means my Winston-Salem Warthogs T-shirt a friend of mine got for me on a vacation to that area will be obsolete? That's sad.
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Old 11-25-2008, 11:09 AM
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Man, that means my Winston-Salem Warthogs T-shirt a friend of mine got for me on a vacation to that area will be obsolete? That's sad.
Vintage Warthogs T-shirt... probably will sell for $300 on e-bay! =)
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Old 11-25-2008, 03:31 PM
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Vintage Warthogs T-shirt... probably will sell for $300 on e-bay! =)
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Old 11-25-2008, 06:02 PM
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New Name:

Winston Salem Cigarette Conglomerate Majority Holders
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Old 11-25-2008, 08:44 PM
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Is there any rumor as to what the new name will be? It really seems like the town of Winston Salem hates baseball...

http://www2.journalnow.com/content/2...ou/news-local/
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Old 11-26-2008, 09:16 PM
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I always wondered where Andrew "Flip" Flipowski was...he owns the Warthogs!
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Old 11-27-2008, 09:45 AM
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I like the change. Out of all the Sox minor league teams, I'm not that fond of the warthogs, name or logo.
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Old 11-28-2008, 09:39 PM
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Is there any rumor as to what the new name will be? It really seems like the town of Winston Salem hates baseball...

http://www2.journalnow.com/content/2...ou/news-local/
I haven't been able to find a hint of the new name searching online. I haven't decided if I'll got to their event yet. I've been to a couple games at their other stadium and they had a good crowd that was really into the game. I think what the city isn't happy about is the cost of the new stadium and it seemed like it was forced to help pay for the new one...
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Old 11-28-2008, 10:00 PM
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Last year the Gerat Falls (MT.) White Sox changed their name to the Voyageurs because of the problems that can come up with affiliation changes.
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