Ok, so it’s been a couple weeks since the last blog, but I promise I’ve been hard at work!  I’ve spent the majority of my time lately, racking my brain to come up with ZOOperstar names for the Crawdads, in honor of the ZOOperstars coming to L.P. Frans this Saturday for the game against Hagerstown at 7 p.m.  For those of you out there unfamiliar with the ZOOperstars, they are caricatures of famous athletes, the likes of Whale Gretzky, LeBronco James, Nomar Garciaparrot…  It’s going to be a huge night at the ballpark with the ever-amusing mascot entertainers, so I figured I’d put pen to paper, or at least fingertips to keys, and see what we could come up with for the ‘Dads.

Here we go (in no particular order, with ZOOperstar name in italics):

Martin Perez — Martin Parrots

Jared Bolden — Jared Golden Retriever (and he brings back fly balls – it all comes together so nicely!)

Yoon-Hee Nam — Loon-Hee Nam

Mark Hamburger — Lark Hamburger

Eric Fry — Eric Fly

Jake Kaase — Snake Kaase

Doug Hogan — Slug Hogan (in reference to his slugging ability, not running ability… he can move for a catcher!!)

Joe Wieland — Crow Wieland

Tyler Tufts — Tylark Tufts

Cristian Santana — Cristian Santanteater

Timmy Rodriguez — Timmy Frogriguez

Zach Zaneski — Zebra Zaneski

Matt West — Cat West

Glenn Swanson — Glenn Swanson (That one was easy!!)

Ryan McNeal (Strength Coach) — Ryan McSeal (It was between McSeal or Lion for his first name, but Lion would have sounded too cool!)

That’s all I’ve come up with so far.  If any further dawn on me, I’ll be sure to fill you in!  Also, if anyone has any good ones, feel free to post them as a comment on this blog.  To comment on this or any other blog, all you have to do is click the link that says “comments” just to the bottom of this entry.  Hope to hear some good names from the Crustacean Nation, and look forward to seeing everyone at the ballpark for the ZOOperstars and Drawstring Backpack Giveaway this Saturday at 7 p.m. (call 828-322-3000 for tix today)!

Go ‘Dads,


1 Comment

Come on Bucky, you used Lark twice. Apparently the creativity side of your ZOOper naming was left in Bako, not to mention you stole a previous one straight from the ZOOperstars (Frogriguez)

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