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Bad minor league nicknames - 04/02/14

  I got to thinking about the Sounds baseball team, which still calls to mind the Puget Sound, where I lived (in Seattle) for three years. But I know the nickname here in Nashville is supposed to refer to Music City, which makes complete sense. Whether the logo is a good one is a different question.

  So I looked for some other minor league names, and boy, are there some bad ones. For one, the Richmond "Flying Squirrels" is on the "bad" list. Although if it were a Colorado Rockies farm team -- it' a San Francisco affiliatae -- it might make sense. (See: "Rocky & Bullwinkle.") There are also the Las Vegas 51's, a reference to Area 51 in Nevada. The logo is pretty funny, though, looking like an alien. Then there are the Ashville "Tourists," the Auburn "Doubledays," and the Lehigh Valley "Ironpigs." Although if I had to be a pig, I'd want to be made of iron. But the absolute worst nickname has got to be the Montgomery "Biscuits." Yes, after the morning food item. Would anybody speak glowingly of a Biscuit, in the same way they would a Yankee or a Brave? I don't think so. And the logo? It has a pad of butter for its teeth. I kid you not.

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FRANCE-FROZEN PROPOSAL

PARIS (AP) -- It's a frozen proposal -- at one of the most romantic spots in Paris. An AP photographer happened to be snapping tourists at the Eiffel Tower's Christmas ice-rink, when Jon McAchran of Virginia Beach, Virginia, popped the question. He got down on one knee on the ice -- and presented some ice to girlfriend Ashley Marie Kimberl. It was a sparkling diamond engagement ring. Kimberl tells the AP, "We're getting married!" The bride-to-be notes their first date was at an ice-rink in Virginia.

ANGRY BIRDS LAWSUIT

SEATTLE (AP) -- A Seattle artist is angry -- over Angry Birds. Juli Adams designed her Angry Birds pet toys in 2006 for The Hartz Mountain Corporation. She claims she was cheated out of millions when the company licensed Angry Birds to the makers of the insanely popular video game. Now, Adams has won a round in federal court. A judge has refused to toss the lawsuit, as requested by the company. Adams says she came up with Angry Birds based on the idea of a plush toy that wouldn't be pleased about being attacked by her cats.

PENGUIN CAM

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Cybersurfers are checking out some cute chicks. They're baby penguins at the National Aviary in Pittsburgh. A webcam at the aviary captured the first of two African penguins hatching. A second egg is expected to hatch this week. Papa penguin is named Sidney, after Sidney Crosby, the star of the Pittsburgh Penguins NHL team. Aviary officials say Sidney and penguin partner Bette have successfully bred two previous sets of chicks.

MAN IN CEILING

DENVER (AP) -- Just dropping-in has landed a man in legal trouble. Prosecutors in Denver are charging Stephen Graves with burglary and criminal mischief. Authorities say he crashed through the ceiling of a restaurant, triggering a flood, then got trapped in a wall and had to be rescued. Prosecutors say Graves was living secretly in the rafters above the Yard House restaurant.

 
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