By Nick Ashooh
We've had the internet around long enough to realize no one is helpful when you need them to be.
Ask for help photoshopping something, and you get exactly what you weren't looking for. Ask for a recommendation, and you get terrible ideas. Ask for people to rename your team, and you get what happened to the Gwinnett Braves, the Atlanta Braves’ Triple-A minor league baseball affiliate.
From the Gwinnett Daily Post:
• Gwinnett Buttons
The Buttons honor Gwinnett County’s namesake, Button Gwinnett, signer of the Declaration of Independence.
• Gwinnett Big Mouths
Named after the state fish of Georgia, the largemouth bass, it is a tribute to bass fishing on Lake Lanier.
• Gwinnett Gobblers
The Gobblers celebrates the outdoors, hunting and eating all the foods we love.
• Gwinnett Hush Puppies
The club’s tidbit on this name — “Our stealthy hunting dog is sneaking through the weeds, about to rustle up some ducks. But don’t think we’re all that serious. You can expect a “corny” fan experience at the “Puppies” game!”
• Gwinnett Lambchops
A chop off the old block, the Lambchops marries the region’s love of home cooking with the Tomahawk Chop of the Atlanta Braves.
• Gwinnett Sweet Teas
The Sweet Teas celebrate the laid-back lifestyle of Gwinnett County while displaying a real sweet look.
I love how they were able to try and justify all the ideas, and hell, it's minor league baseball, so you can get away with off the wall names.
But the "Sweet Teas'?
The "Hush Puppies"?
I guess it's better than naming a boat Boaty McBoatface.
My guess is there was at least ONE better option that someone that actually works for the team could've come up with.
I get that I never worked in minor league baseball, and guys that did tend to love the terribly stupid names some of these teams have, but we need to learn that asking the internet for help with anything, only leads to a complete disaster.