The news has been announced that Washington, DC will once again have a major league baseball team. The team that is currently in Montreal and known as the Expos, will play in Washington next year.
It’s not unusual for sports team to move from city to city, usually taking the team nickname with them even though it often makes no sense.
As an example, from 1948 to 1960 there was a professional
basketball team in Minneapolis, Minnesota. They were known as the Minneapolis Lakers. This made sense, as Minneapolis is famous as an area of many lakes.
even though the nearest lake to Los Angeles is an ocean.
Even more ludicrous was when the New Orleans Jazz
When in Utah the closest place to find jazz is New Orleans.
The move from Montreal to Washington, DC does make more sense in that it’s possible to come up with a new name that fits the new location and at the same time preserve the connection with the past.
The old team was called the Expos.
The new Washington name could be the Exposés.
The Washington Exposés.
Only one additional letter plus a little thingee over the “e”.