The deal between the Lakewood Blueclaws and Philadelphia Phillies expired this year and already the big league team has found a new and exciting replacement city.
Beginning in the 2015 season, the Phillies will field a Single A team in the fictional Post-Apocalyptic Haven of Terminus.
“I’m a big fan of the Walking Dead,” said General Manager Ruben Amaro Jr. “It could be because my career is dead and I relate to a lot of the characters, but who knows?”
Before the Terminus Walkers have even thrown their first pitch, there are already pessimistic Phillies fans unsure what to think of the change. From a pop-culture standpoint this is a great idea. Looking at the possible attendance, limited to the population of Terminus, lots of people are questioning when this organization got so dumb.
“Those who arrive survive,” said Mickey Morandini, Manager of the Walkers. “And by that I mean this organization is too cowardice to ever part ways with anyone. You really have a job forever once you get in here.”