Memphis Redbirds – Better Know A Team

Team Name: Memphis Redbirds

Alter Ego: Memphis Not Cardinals

League: Pacific Coast League (PCL)

True Rivals: Nashville Sounds, Being in the Pacific Coast League even though Memphis is located east of the Mississippi River

Hometown: Memphis, Tennessee

Where Not To Stay When Visiting From Out Of Town: North Memphis, South Memphis…West and East Memphis are good though

Home Venue: AutoZone Park – 10,000

Nearest Bar To Pre-Game At: TGI Fridays – 0.1 miles

Best Player Name: Nick Greenwood (proponent of eco-friendly wood since 1987)

Worst Player Name: Dean Anna (we get it, you’re a dean of some sort of school, you don’t have to rub our faces in it)

Chances In A Nickname War: *Insert topical joke I will immediately regret after hitting the publish button* so the team’s chances are *insert another topical joke that will get me in even more trouble than the first one after this article is published*

Likelihood They Will Retweet This Story: …*insert the second topical joke I used for the last section that will once again fill me with regret after publishing it*

Interesting Fact: The Memphis Redbirds franchise, back in 1998, essentially “kicked out” the long-existing Memphis Chicks who, minus an absence from 1961-1977, called Memphis home since 1901. It’s quite a shame too. In this day and age where we’re trying to even out the gender imbalances we have in our society, it’s awful to see a team whose nickname honors women being removed from their home in favor of a team whose nickname honors the main bird from Angry Birds. I imagine if the team was called the Memphis Dudes the Redbirds wouldn’t have tried to move them out of their home.


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