The Tampa Bay Devil Rays are considering dropping the word “devil” from their name, and they’re not even being pressured by the American Family Association (that we know of). Nothing is decided yet, but the team’s new owners generally want to shake things up. An entirely new name is a possibility—the name Tampa Bay Tarpons has been thrown out there. It’s unclear if that would be a step up evolutionwise or what. A new logo is all but a given. The team is also considering installing a huge tank of live rays on the right-centerfield patio, which sounds great until you remember that baseballs tend to fly around these ballparks at high speeds.
—Posted by Tim Nudd