The Omaha Royals move into a brand new ballpark next year. To stir up interest, the team is asking fans to suggest a team name.
I'm pretty partial to "Omaha Royals" but nevertheless I submitted a team name. My suggestion is a play on words: the Omahabeneros. Hot like a muggy Omaha Summer, with a tip of the cap to the many authentic Mexican restaurants around town.
Unbeknownst to me at the time, this "pun" actually has precedence. Back in the 1800s, there was actually a professional baseball team called the Omaha Omahogs!
If I were to really get ridiculous, I could suggest the Omaha Seranomahabeneros!
For the nostalgic among us, here are the Omaha baseball teams of years past. I think there are a lot of good names in there.
Omaha Royals - 39 seasons
Omaha Rourkes - 16 seasons
Omaha Cardinals - 13 seasonsOmaha Omahogs - 7 seasons
Omaha Buffaloes - 7 seasons
Omaha Packers - 6 seasons
Omaha Golden Spikes - 3 seasons
Omaha Dodgers - 2 seasons
Omaha Crickets - 2 seasons
Omaha Indians - 2 seasons
Omaha Robin Hoods - 1 season
Omaha Rangers - 1 season
Omaha Lambs - 1 season
Above is a depiction of the Omaha Crickets jersey, courtesy of the Infinite Baseball Card Set (a very cool project, I might add).
So, maybe there's a chance!