Team Names: An Etymological Venn Diagram

This diagram (actually an Euler diagram {wiki}) sorts out professional baseball team names. Even more interesting is the accompanying list of links and explanations for every team name included. Link -via Jason Kottke

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The Cardinals name came before the mascot. They were the St. Louis Perfectos for a year and they had red striped uniforms. A sports writer heard a woman say what a lovely shade of cardinal it was, and the name stuck. I'm just glad they're no longer the Perfectos.
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I'm pretty sure Cards represent a bird, thus the mascot (cardinal). Interestingly enough, they did start out as the 'brown stockings'.
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