The City Beautiful may soon be looking to add its name to the other 27 cities in the United States that have a Major League Baseball franchise. The team would be called the Orlando Dreamers.
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— Orlando Dreamers (@OrlandoDreamers) November 20, 2019
The Man Behind the Dream
The team’s name is as an homage to the several “Dreamers” who made the area such a national destination.
He also went on to use one of the city’s other newer sports franchises, Orlando City Soccer Club, as a basis for explaining the great backing that the city has shown to it’s sports franchises.
Williams spent over 30 years with the Orlando Magic in a managerial position. He just recently retired from the NBA at the end of last season.
— Jeff Deal (@JDealWFTV) November 20, 2019
Many viewed the announcement of this franchise as (pardon the baseball pun but) kind of out of left-field.
The announcement came with little else than an average logo. One that wouldn’t impress a pee wee all-star team let alone inspire Central Florida.
Then there is the issue of baseball in the state itself.
Florida has not treated its MLB franchises with much attention.
Florida already boasts the two lowest attended clubs in the league for 2019.
Nevertheless, The Rays, who are looking for a new potential city to call home, are excited to see the support for baseball in Orlando.
Statement from the Tampa Bay Rays regarding today’s news in Orlando. pic.twitter.com/JkkxgPTATV
— Tampa Bay Rays (@RaysBaseball) November 21, 2019