I’m sure it’s partly due to having grown up in a region that happens to do it pretty unanimously,
but my favorite sort of sports team namesakes have always been the ones that are named
for whatever blue-collar industry the region is most known for.
There have been rumblings this off-season that the MLB might take steps to reign in defensive “shifting.”
Which is a sabermetrics-driven strategy that a lot of teams use to position their fielders in specific
places for each batter of the opposing team according to the “spray chart” of that particular hitter.