NEWS-LEDGER ONLINE —
With baseball season getting underway, we just received this missive from the front office of the Sacramento River Cats here in West Sacramento. No doubt, there’s a degree of “tongue in cheek” going on here. The press release follows:
“You’ve been warned: the moniker ‘River Cats’ is comprised of two words, with a capital ‘R’ and a capital ‘C.’ Effective immediately, all members of the local and national media, River Cats corporate partners, full- or part-time River Cats staff, and season, flex, and mini-plan ticket holders will be fined $1 for spelling ‘River Cats’ incorrectly.
“All money collected will go to the River Cats Foundation, which has contributed more than $1.5 million in cash and $16.2 million in in-kind donations to the greater Sacramento community since 2000.
“The Sacramento River Cats franchise is one of the most well-known teams in professional baseball, in spite of the relative obscurity of river cats themselves (apologies to Dinger). However, even after 11 division championships, four PCL championships, and two Triple-A National Championships, the name is consistently misrepresented at the local and national level.
“For clarification, the following are incorrect iterations of the name ‘River Cats,’ and therefore subject to the $1 fine:
— river cats
“Any questions or complaints regarding this new policy can be directed to the River Cats media relations department.”
Copyright News-Ledger (note: that’s not “news ledger”) 2013