Friday, January 9, 2009

What's in a name?

It's a name change that the Shreveport Sports hope will fill a few seats — at least a few more than last year when the team had the lowest attendance in the league. 

Also under new management, the Shreveport-Bossier Captains hope the new name will bring back some old fans with warm memories of the past. 

In my younger years, Captains games were the ultimate way to spend a summer night. I would go to games with my church softball team, eat hot dogs and helmet bowls filled with soft-serve ice cream that melted before it hit your lips. 

I hope the changes revive the local club, and bring in fans — old and new. 


Todd said...

I never got to go to a Sports game, so maybe now I can start a new tradition of going to a game with an old baseball tradition here.

Stephanie Netherton said...

From the sound of things, not a lot of people got around to going to Sports games. But they really are a lot of fun — especially if you like beer and hot dogs.

Anonymous said...

What, Swamp Dragons wasn't an option??? Because if there was anything I'd associated with Shreveport-Bossier, it's swamps...& dragons.

Stephanie Netherton said...

I'd completely forgotten about the days of the Dragons. I understand the Mudbugs being a regional name ... but who around here says Swamp Dragon?