Turns out Chuck Domino, the sage consultant in the oft silly dynamics of minor league baseball, was right in March.
Once the name was established and the logo was placed next to the name, once the dominoes had fallen, if you will, most of the hating was going to stop. The love was going to flow.
"That's happened everywhere," Domino said.
It's happening here.
Even this old goat has come to love the name Hartford Yard Goats.
After weeks of bewilderment — "What the heck is a Yard Goat?" — the name makes me smile now. Love the logo of the goat munching on a bat that was unveiled July 8. Love the throwback Whalers green and blue colors. Love...