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
"LV Gambling addicts"
and name pete rose the manager!
"It's a reference to Area 51 actually, and no I am not kidding."
LOL, yeah, they literally have an alien on their caps.
You couldn't make this one up.
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.
"That is illegal in Vegas."
It was a joke.
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.