April 28, 2004

The Buntings

Ed Cossette writes about his future minor league team.

So that past two mornings walking the dog I've seen the most spectacular indigo buntings. Without a doubt, they are my favorite song bird. And this got me to thinking If I owned a minor league ball club, I'd call them The Buntings . And the uniforms would be trimmed in that iridescent indigo the bunting is noted for, and the caps would be entirely indigo.

"Now batting for the Buntings, the third baseman, Butch Watson" [echoing "Watson, Watson, Watson" amid loud cheers].

And get this: the song of the bunting (you can hear it here with Real Audio) is described as sounding like this: "fire-fire, where-where, here-here, seeit-seeit."

Call me crazy, but that would make one heckuva ballpark rally chant, especially if it was done call and response with one half the park going "Fire! Fire!" and the other half responding, "Where? Where?" and so on.

Posted by jackhodgson at April 28, 2004 11:11 AM