Bowling Green minor league baseball team to change name to Sinkholes for a day

Bowling Green minor league baseball team to change name to Sinkholes for a day
It’s been five years since a sinkhole swallowed up priceless sports cars at the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, and a Kentucky minor league baseball team is doing its best to keep the memmory of the event alive.

(WAVE) - It’s been five years since a sinkhole swallowed up priceless sports cars at the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, and a Kentucky minor league baseball team is doing its best to keep the memmory of the event alive.

The Bowling Green Hot Rods, the Class A affiliate of the MLB’s Tampa Bay Rays, will change their nickname to the Bowling Green Sinkholes for one game.

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The sinkhole swallowed eight classic Corvettes on Feb. 12, 2014, but the team will mark the anniversary on Aug. 30 in a game against Lake County. First pitch for the game at Bowling Green Ballpark is scheduled for 6:35 p.m. CT.

Last year, the Louisville Bats changed their nickname to the Mashers, a cap-tip to the city’s bourbon culture, for one game. It was such a hit that the team has plans to do that for three more games this year on May 25, July 27 and Sept. 2.

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