Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Fighting Chihuahuas: Time to Fight!

It must not stand. This plagiarism! This trademark infringement! El Paso's Triple A Baseball Team has taken the name of the Chihuahuas! Just hold on there! Everyone knows that the real Chihuahuas - the Fighting Chihuahuas - are the Newman Park Neighborhood Association Fighting Chihuahuas. That's our mascot. As proof here is a picture from a Park Olympics three years ago:

In the picture above team members are preparing to compete in the three-legged race. Note the T-Shirts. Here is the copy of the shirt sent to the screen printer:

Now look at the "trademark" logo for the El Paso Chihuahuas:

Do not take this infringement sitting down, Newmanistas. Here is what we must do:

  • Sue! Contact Stephanie T.A. That call alone will strike terror in the corporate hearts of this baseball consortium.
  • Call City Representative Lily Limon. Ask her to wait until there are enough absences on City Council so she can do to the Triple-A Chihuahuas what she did to Tripper Goodman. After all, it's not the name we object to but the way they went about picking the name.
  • Make an Open Records Request. Find out how often Joyce Wilson even used the word "Chihuahua" in her private email.

Here's what the team must do for us to even come close to making things right:

  • Have not one but many Newman Park Neighborhood Association Days at the park. There will be free beer and hot Chihuahuas - I mean - dogs for all Newmanistas.
  • Publish our logo in each and every game program so that people around the world will not think that all Chihuahuas look like their mascot with blood shot eyes obviously after an all-night Tequila bender.
  • Name the stadium after us: Newmanistas Baseball Stadium - Home of the "Other Chihuahuas".

Maybe after they do these three things, we will cut them some slack.

Yip! Yip!

1 comment:

Mike Armstead said...

Very funny, Jim! Hope you are doing well.