The Charlotte Rays (or Raes)


Columbia - Tri Star Television

Columbia – Tri Star Television

The Rays need to do something about their stadium situation.
Nobody likes the Trop. It is ugly and inconvenient.

Moving the team would be tricky as there are few places that can support a team left and even fewer places with a baseball facility.

Talking about it with a friend, I thought San Antonio would be a decent place. Then I also suggested Charlotte.

The San Antonio Rays sounds odd. Then I said “Charlotte Rays” out loud and it hit me.

Charlotte Rae! The great character actress from Diff’rent Strokes and The Facts of Life! Edna Garrett!

It is too perfect. They can be the Charlotte Raes! There is a football team called the Buffalo Bills, so why not the Raes?

And how is that a dumber name than “Devil Ray”?

Make the move and make the change.

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