“Boring? What are you talking about? Baseball is exciting!”
~Baseball fan on his fourth beer
Photo from Moose135 Photography
Baseball is our national pastime in the same way that many of our “best friends” are people we were close with in elementary school who we only get to see every couple of years ever since they moved to the West Coast. We still say it’s our most iconic sport, but if we’re being really honest with ourselves we’ve liked watching football better for some time now. As society makes “sitting still for three hours for a game where everyone just stands still doing nothing for the vast majority of the time” an increasingly difficult source of entertainment to get excited about (though we do our best to make it worthwhile through alcohol and insane food) it’s important to remember that baseball hasn’t always been the dusty icon it is now.
It used to be much, much sillier. Don’t believe us? Just look at some of the teams that existed during the early years of Major League Baseball. These are teams that people paid money to watch, and actively claimed to root for. The 19th century and early 20th century were hilarious, basically. So before you can even say “What is a Met, really?” let us present you with…
The Silliest Major League Baseball Team Names of All Time