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  • 2/8/13
  • bbjmparis
Does anybody know what the name of our new AAA team, the 51's means? Does it mean they're not playing with a full deck?
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  • 2/8/13
  • 4545_ajd
It's a reference to Area 51 actually, and no I am not kidding.
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  • 2/8/13
  • Gepett0

yeah it really makes no sense....i mean area 51 is not that far from vegas but its not really associated w/ vegas either....it used to be the vegas stars

i feel like it should really play more on the general theme of vegas : gambling

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  • 2/8/13
  • metsheart
Call them the LV Bandits?
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  • 2/8/13
  • lllfxlll
LV Gambling addicts
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  • 2/8/13
  • metthunder
at least it should show Wheeler he has to keep the ball down............I like the LV Whales for the big gamblers who come to town
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  • 2/8/13
  • FridaGates

"LV Gambling addicts"

and name pete rose the manager!

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  • 2/8/13
  • govmule72

"LV Gambling addicts"

LV Madams

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  • 2/8/13
  • govmule72

"It's a reference to Area 51 actually, and no I am not kidding."

LOL, yeah, they literally have an alien on their caps.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Las_Vegas_51s

You couldn't make this one up.

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  • 2/8/13
  • MetObserver

That is illegal in Vegas. And baseball would not be kind to anyone trying to link gambling to a team via a name.

Vegas Desert Rats would be more fitting.

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  • 2/8/13
  • lllfxlll
indeed!
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  • 2/8/13
  • govmule72

"That is illegal in Vegas."

It was a joke.

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  • 2/8/13
  • bbjmparis
Thanks for the link. Area 51 was the last thing I would have thought of.
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  • 2/8/13
  • MetObserver
It wouldn't be if the team was in Nye County instead of Clark county or in pretty much any other county in Nevada.
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  • 2/8/13
  • kinerskrnr
The Mets have played 51 seasons.
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  • 2/8/13
  • wright75
I actually Love the fact the mets triple a team is
51s....I bought one of their hats a few months before I Found out about them being the news mets affiliate...I love their logo, name, etc
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  • 2/8/13
  • marvelousmarvin
The ball carries there because they are made on an alien planet.
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  • 2/8/13
  • FridaGates

as a dodger fan, who had the 51's as our AAA affiliate for years, i'd suggest that mets fans remember that their hitters are going to have inflated stats due to the thin air and elevation in NV and their pitchers are going to look worse for the same reason.

look to your AA team for more realistic performances by your players. there will always be the guys who can't do wrong anywhere, but temper your expectations of the eventualy ML performance of prospects based on where your AAA team plays.

just sayin'

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  • 2/8/13
  • texccandaj
Their mascot is cosmo, an alien.
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