I wouldn’t call it writer’s block, because I’m already half way done with “Running Into Your Arms”. What I’m currently struggling with is a severe bout of indecision and I’m hoping that a few of you can help.
You see, as I’m writing Adam & Emmy’s story, which is fully developed in my mind, a parallel storyline is taking place. There’s a new man in town who’s turning heads and making waves. But he’s only got one thing on his mind ~ making it in the majors.
Here’s where you come in. I cannot decide on the name of the fictional New Jersey MLB team and I would love to hear what you think. Here are my thoughts, along with the pros and cons I’m debating over.
New Jersey Generals
- Pros: The Generals would work well in partnership with it’s NFL counterpart, the Sentinels.
- Cons: In the 80’s, there was once a football team called the NJ Generals that played USFL which no longer exists. (On the plus side, I’m not sure how many people actually know that!)
New Jersey Rebels
- Pros: Let’s face it, NJ has it’s fair share of mobsters, corruption, and big personalities.
- Cons: Continuing NJ’s negative reputation is not on the top of my “to-do” list
New Jersey Renegades
- Pros: The Renegades is a softer, gentler form of Rebel that works well beside the Sentinels
- Cons: See “Rebels”
New Jersey Grenadiers
- Pros: Yet another military-sounding term
- Cons: Not widely known term, more closely related to the UK
New Jersey Red Hawks
- Pros: Hawks are native to NJ and some species are currently on the Endangered list; it’s a carnivorous bird of prey.
- Cons: The MLB has the Cincinnati Reds & the Boston Red Sox, and the NHL has the Chicago Blackhawks and Detroit Red Wings.
New Jersey Highlanders
- Pros: There is a region of NJ known as the Highlands
- Cons: It’s also the name of a Starz series set in Scotland.
New Jersey Garnet Gulls
- Pros: This is the name of Point Pleasant Beach’s high school athletic team, it’s an homage to the small town that the “gang” calls home.
- Cons: Do Gulls make their opponents quiver? Is it the name of a winning team?
If you have a thought on the subject, I would love to hear from you. And if you have another suggestion I haven’t thought of, please share. Be brutally honest and tell me what immediately comes to mind. I can’t wait to read your impressions.