The Houston Astros new baseball farm team in Fayetteville, N.C. will be known as the Fayetteville Woodpeckers, and many have already taken to calling them the Peckerheads….
In the ‘name-the-team’ contest last year, the final four names were, The Fly Traps, Fatbacks, Wood Dogs and Jumpers, but the team decided to go with the Fayetteville Woodpeckers and that has already drawn a lot of attention for the team…..
Some of the Facebook stir on the Peckerheads/Woodpeckers:
“Using the words ‘Fayetteville Woodpeckers’ and ‘professional baseball’ in the same sentence is a joke,” posted Ruth Kittle Mullen on Facebook. “Who can take being called Peckerheads seriously.”
“I hope the Peckers can get ahead and stay ahead,” wrote Jeremy Fiebig.
“So are the fans going to be called Peckerheads or Woodies?” asked Jon Kuhn on the Facebook page….
The Fayetteville Woodpeckers have been named after the Red Cockaded Woodpecker, an endangered bird in eastern North Carolina……
Much info coming in on this one from Mark Price at the Charlotte Observer and got much of his info from the Fayetteville Observer and from the Fayetteville Woodpeckers Facebook page and you can see/read more on this one when you CLICK HERE for the Charlotte Observer and Mark Price….
$$$$$ Wonder if they will be able to call their mascot, “Woody the Woodpecker”?????$$$$$
(If not you could go with “Woodrow the Woodpecker, “Wildwood the Woodpecker”, “Becker the Woodpecker”, maybe “Woodman the Woodpecker”, or even “Becky/Pecky the Woodpecker”…..You just never know, what they might come up with………
(Maybe even work around some copyright clauses for using “Woody the Woodpecker” and go with “Little Woody, the Woodpecker”, or something close to that with “Willy or Little Willy, the Woodpecker”.)
+++++There are quite a few ways you can skin/slice a Woodpecker.+++++