02/08/2003 12:28 PM - KANSAS CITY, KS, February 8, 2003 The T-Bones solicited suggestions, and received hundreds of them, through the internet. Narrowing them down and picking the final winner was quite difficult, because there were so many creative and intriguing entries.
From Thunder to Snortin Norton to Dozer to Kasey to Phil A. Ole, we had a great time debating the puns and innuendos and promotional opportunities with each one, said general manager Adam Ehlert.
Sizzle turned out to be an overwhelming favorite, with most opinions referring to how hot the T-Bones are right now, and will be for many seasons to come.
Three different Kansas City area children, Nick Wooley, Jackson Reynolds and Sam Sprick suggested the name Sizzle. Each will receive four t-shirts, four hats, and four tickets to a T-Bones baseball game, where they will be invited to throw out a ceremonial first pitch. The three winners will also be invited to the T-Bones Hot Stove banquet, on March 21st, where Sizzle will be unveiled.
After the 21st, Sizzle will be available to heat up any civic gathering, party or school event. Please call 913/328-2255 to check availability.
The T-Bones inaugural season at CommunityAmerica Ballpark begins June 6th. Season tickets are on sale now.