I find it ironic becuase when you think of a Washington DC team, you’d expect the team’s nickname to be representative of the DC area, or the US in general. Having a formerly foreign team dressed in red, white and blue might seem strange to some. If the Expos were to become the “Nationals” I give a local DC sportshack roughly 2 seconds before giving them the “witty” monkier of “The Washington Canadians”. It’d be another lame sports joke... like “why are they called the Browns if they wear orange?”
Not heat with ya, Z, but I just thought you were being a little too harsh with the apple thing. I wasn’t necessarily citing the old “baseball, mom, applepie” adage. Cuz’ moms aren’t exactly indigenous to the US, either... and baseball itself could be traced to lame-ass cricket...blah blah.
Gammons is from Boston, but I wouldn't accuse him of a pro-Boston bias. His favorite team of the last ten years is very clearly the Yankees, if the praise he heaps on them in his every column is any indication.