The New Britain Rock Cats of the Eastern League are relocating to Hartford next year. And with it, they’ll be getting a new name. There was a contest to name it and, thankfully, the weirdest name won:
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— New Britain RockCats (@RockCats) March 18, 2015
I don’t even know what a Yard Goat is, but it sounds pretty spiffy.
The other finalists were pretty weird too, by the way: the Hedgehogs, the Praying Mantis, the River Hogs and the Whirlybirds. All of these, it seems, from minor league baseball’s new habit of quirky names a la the Iron Pigs and Flying Squirrels.