The baseball world has been buzzing since news broke of a potential Tampa Bay and Montreal dual-city ball team.
According to a report from ESPN, the financially-struggling Rays franchise have received permission from Major League Baseball to “explore a plan in which they would play early-season home games in the Tampa Bay area and the remainder of the year in Montreal.”
- Tampa Bay Rays exploring possibility of splitting baseball games with Montreal: report
- Montreal would welcome back a Major League Baseball team: Report
- Montreal shows it has the fan base to make an MLB team work again
- Report: Group closing in on bringing MLB back to Montreal
Under the plan, Tampa Bay and Montreal would both get new stadiums and split home games between Florida and Quebec as a new hybrid team.
Even though the news is a nice step towards bringing baseball back to Montreal, so many dominoes would have to fall in order for it to fully come to fruition.
That didn’t stop the Internet from chiming in with potential logos, names, reactions, and jokes to the possibility of a new Tampa Bay-Montreal sister team.
— Jamie McCarty (@JamieMcCarty) June 20, 2019
The Tampa Bay Rays are exploring a partial relocation to Montreal in which one half of each season would be played in Tampa Bay with the other in Montreal. If this happens, what should they call the team?
— Chris Creamer (@sportslogosnet) June 20, 2019
Thoughts on these Expos/Rays crossover logos? 🤔🤔 pic.twitter.com/lTpHYTv8EH
— TSN (@TSN_Sports) June 20, 2019
Hang on a sec, I need to trademark “The Tampa-Montreal R’ehs”https://t.co/OewyDVrIHD
— Kevin M. Kruse (@KevinMKruse) June 20, 2019
If they do this and don’t change their name to the Snowbirds, they should just fold https://t.co/lpWE5615rN
— Mike Madden (@MikeMadden) June 20, 2019
— Gus Thorson (@BreakawaySR) June 20, 2019
— Twigs Of Embers (@TwigsOfEmbers) June 21, 2019
Which one sounds best?
The Montreal Rays of Tampa Bay
The Tampa Bay Rays of Montreal
Or my personal favorite…
The Baseball Artists Formerly Known As The Tampa Bay Expo-Rays of Montreal https://t.co/99lEbTwzPE
— Matt Reed (@MattReedSports) June 21, 2019
— Howard Finkelstein (@howfink) June 20, 2019
The Can-Am Connection? https://t.co/cc3cJ59t9E
— Brandon Stroud (@MrBrandonStroud) June 20, 2019
— Mason Ostwald (@masonostwald) June 20, 2019
Let’s allons Tampontreal Exprays https://t.co/boPmV845j4
— Chris Vannini (@ChrisVannini) June 20, 2019