Today, someone somewhere in Hartford announced the new name of the former Rock Cats. Because no one in a position of power in this state gives a flaming sack of turds what the citizens of the state say about anything, or ever thinks to farm these kinds of decisions out to locals, the new team will be called The Yard Goats.
You may remember that this was the only name from the initial list that we could stand. We were 112% in support the grass roots motion to start a write-in campaign for The Hartford Huckleberries. God forbid we end up with a team name (or city motto, or tourism campaign) that makes sense and resonates with anyone in the state. But we have to blame ourselves here… our suggestion that there be a goat chase during the 7th inning stretch was just too good to resist.